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

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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 [...]

The Year Of The Uncomfortable

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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 [...]

You’re Letting Me Leave My Mark On You

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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. [...]

A Heart’s Cravings

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A few days ago, I was listening to a podcast while commuting to work. In this particular episode, a woman described how she decided to give a kidney to a complete stranger. She mentioned that when she started her bucket list as a child, she had [...]

Dear New York, Happy Two Years

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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 [...]

The Transition Stage

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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 [...]

Memories Live Within the Heart

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I remember the first time she forgot that I was her granddaughter.  And I can tell you exactly where I was sitting the last time I heard her say “I love you.”  You see, I have these memories because my beautiful grandmother, Meemaw, [...]

Seeing Someone Differently

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I believe everyone has a passion in life. Whether or not they discover it – or pursue it – is a different story.  What an amazing creation it is when a person finds what truly makes them come alive.  Even more, how lucky we are when [...]

Auditions Upon Auditions

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One hundred twenty-four dancers stand along the sides of three of the walls in the studio.  Chairs are placed front and center on the fourth wall that house the eyes intensely watching as six of the dancers perform the choreography they learned [...]

A New Endeavor

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I’ve always loved keeping a journal.  I like looking back years later to see what I had done and how I felt on a specific day.  But I have to be inspired by something in order to write it down.  That’s why it seems a bit silly that [...]