Well it’s been a while since I last posted… I wanted to wait for this blog entry to get a couple of more videos for it, but I believe that I should write something.
For spring break I got the chance to work with some amazing dancers here at K-State and other schools in our region. It was a blast. We had some great times and we made some great memories.
This past week has been crazy. I have so much to be thankful for and let me tell you why!
Last week was a crazy one. I had Dancing with the K-State Stars, an Interview for a position here at K-State for the summer, and a performance in Wichita for KMEA! To finish this week I went out to LA to visit my good friend, Cooper Rowe.
Let’s start with Dancing with the K-State Stars.
I had an awesome experience. It was a blast working with Tristan McCarty! She made my life a lot easier by being as athletic as she was. Not only that but she was a quick learner. She was always flexible whenever I felt we needed to change choreography. By far this was one of my favorite experiences this year.
After Dancing with the K-State Stars, I was given a call. This call is very important because it would end up dictating what I would be doing this summer. If you may recall, I auditioned for Worlds of Fun. Well, I have some great news :)
So this is going to be a crazy week.
I don’t think I will be able to have much of a post this time… but next week I will post something cooler.
Looking forward to my trip to L.A. this weekend!
First off, Happy Valentines Day! I know that I am excited to surprise my girlfriend later in the afternoon. :)
However, there are a couple of things on my mind and I think it’s best to share them here. I find that we as a society have an understanding of hierarchy and wish to have it rule they way we act. Why do I say this? Because it’s true. We are constantly driving to impress those who are considered “higher” than us and don’t really pay attention to those who don’t really “affect” our lives. However, what has the latter done to not receive the same amount of respect that the former receives? If you ask me I would say nothing for pretty much every person in the world.
Well this is it. I have made it a full month of keeping up with this blog. I have to admit something… I never thought I would be able to commit to something like this. However, it’s weird but I look forward to these moments. I realize I am merely talking to a small and targeted audience but it’s really neat to take the time and reflect what is going on.
One word to describe this semester so far: Rehearsal.
I know that it is weird for me to say that, and I am totally aware of the many people out there who probably rehearse more than I but this is crazy. I do not think I have ever had so much going on as far as different stuff. I am currently involved in 5 different dance pieces. (CRAZY!) Beyond that I have added a sixth—one that I am choreographing—and the performance for that is February 23rd… (I should probably get started on that.)
However, this semester is really starting to slow down for me. I am finding time in my schedule to seek after what I really want. I am noticing that I have times in the day to go to the rec and lift or play some basketball. With this weather the way it is, I really have no excuse but to go and do those activities.
I also have some other things that are kind of scaring me this semester: Deadlines. I need to fill out some applications, update my resumé, and prepare for my auditions. It’s crazy to think that in these next couple of weeks I am going to hit the ground running. Yet, it’s something I really want to happen. I think that this sense of vindication has truly set in.
I am really thankful for all of the great people in my life. They have really made all of the difference; my girlfriend, my family, my wonderful ACACIA brothers. But if there is one family that I am happy that has welcomed me they way they have I would have to say that the School of Leadership Studies has been amazing. It has been an awesome experience working with some great people!
Well, that concludes it. I am going to bed. It was nice writing to this reticent chronicle.
Sometimes we can realize how our biggest weaknesses can really affect how we succeed. Other times we just let it take over our lives and try to avoid it. However, that shouldn’t be the road that we follow, the one where we succumb to our weaknesses. But instead a road less travelled, embracing our weakness and learning to make it our strength.
While I am sure many people have different opinions on my personality and the weaknesses that follow it, I feel my biggest weakness is Procrastination. I have conquered this beast in the past, but for the most part it keeps finding a way back into my life. How did I defeat it, and why haven’t I followed that formula all the time? Well, let me answer that for you.
1. Noun: The act of vindicating
2011 was a great year for me. It taught me a lot about myself and proved that I can do some great things. It also showed me my biggest weaknesses. 2012 is going to be a year where I vindicate myself. I can show who I can truly be and that I can accomplish whatever I want to. However, there is a big obstacle in the way of me achieving my goals: me.