A Year End Review
Oh, what a difference a year can make! One year ago on December 26th, 2017, I received the best news I’ve only ever imagined to wish come true…a contract with my absolute dream company. Since then, almost everything in my life changed.
A year ago I was working as a freelance dancer bouncing around with different projects whilst working as a business development manager for a local physical therapist back at my hometown in California. Now I am based in New York City, dancing for a legendary contemporary ballet company, touring the world for 11 months of the year!
A year ago I was unhappy with my life, almost to the verge where I questioned my career as a dancer. Now I couldn’t trade the world for the life I am living.
A year ago I had 10,000 less of you following my journey. Now, I have a total of 24,000 (and counting) followers supporting me and spreading the love of dance to family, friends, and most importantly the younger generation.
A year ago I finally found the courage to start a blog. Now I continue to use it as another creative outlet to address dance related topics that’s barely discussed in hopes to inspire the younger generation.
A year ago, I was just creating content just to create. Now, this is something I love to do. These are personal projects I put my own time and energy into when I’m not performing around the globe.
A year ago, I entered the Big Apple with a circle of maybe 5 friends. Now a year later, I have found my close knit of like-minded humans that I can even call “family."
A year ago, I strived to make every aspect in my life perfect. Now I embrace the imperfection of my everyday life.
A year ago, I could not confidently tell you what my long term goals are. Now, I have even larger goals that I want to accomplish in the next 5-7 years and bigger dreams than the one I currently am living.
Now, I’m not here trying to impress you with my “accomplishments,” but I simply want to point out the power of a year. We often overestimate what we can accomplish in a short amount of time (e,g. losing 10 pounds in 1 week), but we drastically underestimate what we can accomplish in a year.
Most of the “accomplishments” mentioned above weren’t goals that I set at the beginning of the year. It just happened organically with time. Things just happened to fall into place as I was working hard towards the life I wanted to live in addition to adding value to other people’s lives. Big life changes won’t happen overnight. As I’ve learned throughout the past year and a half, trust the process…be patient and give yourself some time. You’ll be surprised with what can happen in a year!