Throwback to when Studio B was my home. I swear that room will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. When I look at this pic, the word that comes to mind is GROWTH. My first official time slot was a 12:30 in studio B at E83rd. If you know E83rd, you know they are nothing to play with. In most cases, you only get one shot lol. You also know that 83rd is STACKED with insanely talented and popular instructors. Having to teach along side powerhouses like @staceygnyc, @thefitadult, @mireyadangelo, @danthebeautyman, Mike Vara, and @riqueuresti at the time, was some pretty scary shit. I heard these names before teaching at Soul was a thought. Quick story... My intro to studio A was for @thefitadult after teaching for a month or so, and that’s like not even fair lol. As everyone knows, Emma KILLS WHEREVER she puts on a headset. Her energy, wisdom, generosity and insane dance moves keeps everyone coming back. So I get a call at midnight asking to sub 7:30am in studio A for the first time. Of course I accept, of course 50+ ppl dropped within the first hr 😩. Like, why were u even awake to receive the email about an instructor switch? Rude AF Anyways - with playing a lil more hip hop than Emma and our clear resemblance 🤷🏾♂️ lol, I knew this would be fun. I had no idea what to do. I tried creating a playlist I thought her riders would enjoy, I tried readjusting the structure... and nothing was coming to mind. I called my brother @kwabz2201 to ask for advice since he was working desk. After laughing at me because everyone dropped, he just said “do you”. That stuck with me because that’s something I’ve always prided myself on. So, I looked at my playlist, figured he was right, and went to bed. Clearly some riders didn’t get the memo since there was silence when I stepped on the podium and asked how everyone was doing(🦗🦗🦗). Right then and there, my response was to just kick ass. The least I could do was make sure they woke up and got their coins worth. 4 years later and I haven’t seen some of them since lol. It’s all good lol. I share that to say we’ve all taught classes to 3ppl. We have ppl who dislike us. It’s the nature of the game. Just do u, have fun and GROW!