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On one hand, I want my Instagram to be a one-stop-shop of my best work. On the other hand, I want it to be real, honest, authentic. The two things can certainly co-exist, but sometimes, I struggle. .
Getting back into dance after the holidays has been a slow burn. Last week was my first class back at @pineappledancestudios since 2018 and I felt so disappointed with my performance. After class, I watched the footage and said to myself ‘yea no, definitely not posting that, my arms look weak, I’ll do better next class.’ Fast forward seven days to that next class and guess what? I kept tripping in the choreo and was even more of a flailing chicken! I nearly couldn’t believe I’d been so critical of myself the week prior. But before I could go down another ‘nope, not posting, I can’t let the world see me like this’ spiral, I decided screw it: I’m gonna post both. With an added bonus clip of me getting my butt kicked by @bouncechelsea ‘s @rachael_blaney , strengthening those very arms that want to stick to my body like Purdue chicken wings anytime I’m learning a new routine. @dctonyj , that one’s for you 😂
I share this to make the point that sometimes perfectionism can be our biggest roadblock to progress. If you wait for everything to be perfect before you act, you’ll never get anywhere! And it’s also boring. That doesn’t mean you have to settle for ‘less than’ your potential. That’s what practice is for :). But it’s also okay to not be killing it all the time. Embracing that truth is a massively big small step to ensuring you eventually do. So, share your light and keep going! 🤗🙆🏾♀️😍 #midnightmusings
PS: I had to remove the audio from the first video because Instagram was being weird but it was When I Grow Up by The Pussy Cat Dolls :) at London, United Kingdom