Newsflash: Dancing is now my number one priority.
Okay... it's not so much a newsflash, but just a by-the-way type thing.
Dancing is the one thing that will never change for me. The poses and movements are always at my fingertips. Arabesque, Demi-plié, Fouetté rond de jambe.
It is all so familiar. And comforting. I am simply me when I am dancing. Stripped of all my insecurities and judgments.
And it is the most gratifying feeling I could possibly have.
I leave everything on the dance floor. Anger, pain, passion. I throw it all out there. And I never regret doing so. I know I can't be judged for giving all of myself to the moment.
I remember the first time dance really took over my life.
I was seven. I was performing in a ballet recital, and was about to perform a solo. Right before I was to go on, I saw my parents fighting in the hallway. My dad was screaming at my mom; she was crying. And it broke me.
So I went on. And left my heart on the stage.
I promised myself I would always dance with emotion, and let the pain go.
And it helped tremendously.
So now I am presented with these emotions. And I'm frantically running back to dance.
My sanctuary. My salvation.