Oh dance. 

My first love.

...well not really my first love. It was actually acting at first. However I came to discover and fall in love with the choreographic aspect of dance in junior high school thanks to the Charles Moore Dance Theater. They had a junior dance ensemble that encouraged youth to choreograph. It was amazing and hence my love began. 

Fast forward thru high school and college, then adulting happened. And when that happened, responsibilities happened. Making money happened, living on my own happened and I began to fall out of love with what I had a deep passion for, dance. I ran around so much thinking I needed to do other stuff and trying to take care of "life" that I forgot about what fed one aspect of my soul. 


Misty Copeland, principal ballerina with American Ballet Theater poses for an Under Armor ad showcasing dance as a sport.

Misty Copeland, principal ballerina with American Ballet Theater poses for an Under Armor ad showcasing dance as a sport.

Then one day while looking at all these gym and fitness ads I decided that I needed to go and get in shape. However the gym and fitness classes didn't do it for me. There was something not natural, something impersonal, something forced in trying to do it. So I thought to myself, duh! Dance is a sport and a workout. Just dance the night away! And that's what I started to do. I maintained a weekly schedule of taking dance class to fill that part of myself I enjoyed so much while also getting in my cardio! These classes consisted of sass or femme classes to ballet classes — all classes and styles I enjoy. And unlike in junior high, high school or college, the focus wasn't on enhancing my technique. It was just about fun!

So, what do you enjoy that you have neglected? What feeds you in such a deep way that you need to get back to it? What excuses are you using that have held you back thus far? 

Stop it!

Just Do It.

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Stop the endless cycle, the rat race of just going to work, drinking at happy hour, going home to Netflix and Chill and then sleeping. Pick back up your passion. Pick back up that hobby that you enjoy so much. Whether it be a camera, a needle, a racket, yarn, a paintbrush, that instrument or a ballet shoe(!). Just get out there and stop starving your soul. Feed it!

-King 👑

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