Once again I haven’t been blogging enough. I was taking a little break 🙂
Aug, Sept and Oct passed in a blur and I was physically and emotionally exhausted. A full-time day job, the myriad jobs that a performer does everyday and trying to see my family and friends took its toll. I decided to take a little break!
I booked into Blush Bali Bliss– a pole dancing and yoga retreat in Bali. I had done Yoga twice and never tried Pole dancing…
It wasn’t planning on doing the pole dancing actually… I needed to relax!
I even decided to give the pole dancing a go. It was one of those things that was on my “never do” list. But I don’t like to say never and I decided to just give it a go.
It is hard work! Great fun but hard. I cursed my arms for not being strong enough. I cursed my inability.
The point is though- I kept trying. Each day I went to the lesson. Each day I listened and tried. By day 3 I was able to briefly hold on for a millisecond. By day 5 I could hold on for a few seconds. No, I was not elegant but I felt like I had achieved something and was so proud of myself.
My point is, you never know if you can do something until you try…
So many of the things I have done in the last 3 years used to be on that never/can’t list.
Last year during the last Miss Burlesque heats and final I had so many people come up to me and ask me why I hadn’t entered. I replied- “Oh I wouldn’t ever…”, Or would I???
Hmm, yes that never word. It goes in the same basket as can’t. Dirty dirty words!
So as some of you may have seen, yes I have entered!
If you like this go to my entry on the Miss Burlesque page and make a comment: http://missburlesquecompetition.com/blog/2011/12/cherry-lush/#
So other than defeating that “never” word why else am I entering?
Well it is to push myself to my limits. To try things I haven’t done before. To work on new routines and hopefully have fun.
I am already in the midst of preparations. I hope you can join me on the night!