So I have once again fallen behind in my quest to be a creative soul. Life so often gets in my way and to be frank, I am getting tired of blogging about what I am NOT doing. So I decided to write a quick post talking about the creativity going on around me instead.
My girls each dance. The oldest who is 10, does ballet and jazz, and my middle girl does jazz. Both of them love it and work hard each week with their class. My oldest reminds me of a younger version of me. When I was her age I had the body type, the love of dancing and a certain amount of ability. The one thing I lacked was confidence. This was always my oldest girl too. She loves to dance and moves like she was born to do it, but when she gets in front of others usually becomes stilted and shy. Except for today! She blossomed today and looked like she belonged up there. I was in awe! My other daughter has the passion and the confidence but her body is still quite awkward. She is only seven, and this is her first real year of dancing so I get it. I hope one day her limbs and grace, match her heart!
The whole festival was nice. Girls (and a few boys too) who have worked hard all year, in beautiful costumes displaying their wild souls with their bodies through dance. Makes me miss those carefree days of being a kid. If I had to do it over again, I would dance like no one was watching… A thought I wish I could implant in my girls mind. I know though, that it isn’t until you are much older and wiser that you truly understand and know what that means and why it is so important to do!
So I haven’t been completely off the creativity wagon. My choir concert is in about 4 weeks, and rehearsals have been getting intense. We are doing a 50′s, 60′s and 70′s themed concert and I am excited. There will be costumes – bell bottoms and neon as well as my inner “pink lady” is going to come out. I even have a 8 bar solo! My kids are coming to see me, but not my hubby. He is out in the field again during that time (sigh – the life of a military wife), but I am sure he is more sad about it than me! All in all, pretty cool to experience and I am enjoying every second of it. Now to remember to sing like no one is listening!
One other thing… My girlfriend Kim said I should mention in my blog that I may not have a lot of time for quilting, writing or any of the other creative endeavours that I peruse, but I did make time to help her with her flat tire the other day and she said that should count! It probably doesn’t… But I will count it anyway, for her!!
Heres to making all things count.