Sometimes you just have to get it DONE.
On that mid September morning, I didn't feel excited at all about performing. I was tired (admittedly due to dancing and late texting the night before), had some stomach issues, it was insanely hot and I didn't really know where exactly would be a good spot to dance. When I finally made it out of the house an hour later than planned, there was much less people than I had hoped (due to the heat), and we walked about 40min - in pointe shoes + warm-up booties, a dress that made me sweat like crazy, with a chair over my shoulder, while pushing the wheelchair including kid and amplifier 😂
I didn't feel inspired at all. And who cared if I did it or not. In the end, it was by far not my best performance (e.g., I accidentally started my third piece (the one that I had choreographed myself) on the wrong side 🙈).
I believe that these non-inspired days are the most important. The work that you do when you don't feel like it at all, that's where the real s**t gets done. That's your mileage, your extra experience. And as my friend @milisa.burns said, that's where you build the confidence that you can do it, no matter the circumstances.
📸 and 🎥 credit to my amazing son - who showed so much enthusiasm before my performance that eventually, the spark caught on 🎇🎉
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