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Making Up the Heartbeat of You, NYC

Inspiration New York

Hello, New York, my sweet friend. Here’s to another six months together. We just keep moving and dancing and twirling about together, intentionally and aimlessly getting enveloped by this journey. You annoy me, excite me, anger me, delight [...]

Sharing Me

Arts Family Inspiration

I had to force it at first. I had to get frustrated and sigh and even stomp around a bit, fists clenched and bottom lip sticking out a smidgen past the upper. That’s not the way I like to spend my time in a studio, but I had to go through [...]

Here’s To Where We Were, Here’s To Who We Are – Happy 5 Years, New York

Arts Inspiration New York

Hey there, New York – it’s me, the Tiny Dancer. Do you know what today is? It’s a special one for us. On this day five years ago, I entered your massive universe wide-eyed, jobless, and barely knowing a soul, wondering if any of my dreams with [...]

Painting the Mural of My Life

Arts Family Inspiration New York Uncategorized

Hey New York, It’s me – the Tiny Dancer, and I just wanted to wish you a Happy 4.5 Years! Another six months of early-morning prayers, mid-afternoon walks, and late-night giggles. Time certainly does fly, doesn’t it? [...]

Dancing Outside of the Box

Arts Inspiration New York

I’ve had thoughts churning in my head for days now. If I’m honest, they’ve been swirling for a few weeks, perhaps even a year. I’ve been waiting for them to align, to settle, to “behave” before giving them [...]

Here’s To Us, New York—Happy Four Years

Arts Family Inspiration New York

Dear New York, It’s me — The Tiny Dancer. I just stopped by to say Happy Four Years to us. Four years ago today, we were simply meeting. I didn’t know what adventures you’d take me on, where our favorite spots would be, where [...]

Nurturing The Bud

Arts Inspiration New York

I have always felt that going to a dance studio was like going home for me. So much of my life has happened on taped-down marley. I’ve gathered floor burns and bruises while I rid my mind of the day’s adventures. I’ve laughed and rejoiced and [...]

The Year Of The Uncomfortable

Arts Family Inspiration New York

It started with a phone call. Goodness, that sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? But it’s true. One phone call ignited a flame within me and inspired me to take bigger leaps, to dream outside the box, to purposefully make myself consistently [...]

Ten Minutes With Mercedes

Favorite Posts Inspiration New York

As I was leaving my subway stop last night to head home, I saw an elderly woman trying to open the door to exit. I ran forward to open it for her and was greeted with a soft, “How kind. Thank you.” Before I had made it past her, the [...]

My Memory Blanket

Family Inspiration

Lately, I’ve had an overwhelming urge to listen to classic country music. Waylon. Willie. Charley. The voices that can sing a single note, and you instantly know it’s them. For the past two weeks, I’ve listened to these songs day after day. At [...]