Struggles of the Adult Ballet Life

Thursday, March 2, 2017

As some of you know from my Instagram post last week, I recently had a meltdown trying to balance too many things going on in my life right now! I'm wearing a lot of hats as it is, but this past month or so was particularly crazy. My breaking point was when I found myself crying over absolutely everything and over absolutely nothing!

The cherry on top is: I'm a perfectionist. So when it comes to creating content for Ballerinas By Night, I tend to put things off until I feel like it's the most perfect little package it could be. I don't advise being this way! Haha :) Somehow my brain managed to clear enough space to give me a breakthrough thought after my meltdown that made me realize: I don't act like a perfectionist in ballet class. In fact, it's the one place in my life where I crave the process of going for it and perfecting after. So I thought, why in the world am I not talking about this with our Ballerinas By Night community??! I know we are all balancing so many things and then on top of that all we want is at least one night a week to feel like a ballerina. And sometimes that feels like an impossible task.

So in complete contrast to my perfectionist ways, I set down my darn camera and just chatted about this. It was completely unplanned, and I brought up some of your thoughts from the comments on Instagram.

I hope this can spark a discussion and encourage each other to support everyone in their dance journey - we are all on different paths and each path is worth celebrating, so let's all take a breath, and appreciate where we are instead of where we want to be! My casual, chatty video is below :)

All the love,


1 comment

lasttendu said...

Hey, I've had days or weeks like this... all the time.
Just a thought - maybe your mental confusion might be hormonal? Sometimes I get really foggy and braindead at the end of my cycle. Useful video:
Low vitamin D during winter is another culprit behind mental fog and fatigue.
I find eating a healthy diet, taking a multivitamin, and getting enough rest helps (Basically the stuff I should be doing all the time as as a functioning adult!)

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