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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 [...]

You’re Letting Me Leave My Mark On You

Arts Inspiration New York

Hey there, New York. It’s me again – The Tiny Dancer. We’ve made another half trip around the sun, which puts us bonded together for 3.5 years. Have you tired of me? I haven’t yet tired of you. There’s so much we have left to conquer together. [...]

Third Year’s A Charm

Arts Inspiration New York

Hello again New York, It’s me – The Tiny Dancer. I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to us. I can’t believe it’s been three years already! What’s that saying? Time flies when you’re living your dream in one of the greatest cities on Earth? [...]

You’ll Be My Porch Swing Memories

Arts Inspiration New York

Hey, New York. It’s me again – The Tiny Dancer. We’ve had another six months together, which now puts me at 2.5 years living here. As you know, I do a fun recap every six months so that one day when I’m sitting on a porch swing with a glass of [...]

Be the Glittered Sheep

Arts Family Inspiration New York

To be honest, I don’t feel like writing right now. I’m utterly exhausted, which is probably why I haven’t written something in months; it just feels like something else I have to get done. But I want to make myself write because when you’re [...]

Dear New York, Happy Two Years

Arts Inspiration New York

Dear New York City, You’re something else, aren’t you? You never sleep, you’re constantly charged with energy, and you house a myriad of lives under the sparkle of your skyline. You present some of the greatest opportunities, some of the [...]

A Year and a Half in the Big Apple

Arts Inspiration New York

Last week, I hit my year and a half mark of living in NYC.  In some ways I feel like it was just yesterday that I packed up the U-Haul and made the trek with a half-sedated cat.  In others, it feels so natural that it seems like surely it’s been [...]

The Transition Stage

Arts Inspiration New York

The transition into being a professional dancer is a perplexing one.  It’s kind of like Britney’s “not a girl, not yet a woman” but you don’t sing about it while wearing bell bottoms and standing on a cliff.  Or [...]

Happy One Year, NYC

Arts Inspiration New York

A year ago today, I showed up in Astoria with my life in a U-haul.  Also in tow was my cat – Morgan – who was coming out of sedation.  That was an experience in itself; poor Morgan. I can’t believe it’s been a year [...]

A Look Back in Time

Arts Family Inspiration New York

I had a great childhood.  I was a little blonde pipsqueak who was stubborn and goofy – a Daddy’s girl with my mom’s determination.  I guess some things never change, right?  I was never super “girly”.  I have two [...]