“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.”
I post this quote because big changes are happening! It has inspired me to be fearless in the face of new and unfamiliar opportunities as well as reflect on where I have been and where I am going. Tomorrow, Brody and I will be moving to a brand new one bedroom apartment in Claymont, Delaware! We are moving to Delaware to be closer to his job and closer to Philly so I don't have to commute as far. This is a big step for us because even though we lived together in NYC this past fall, we were subletting and living in a room in someone's apartment. So, this is truly our first place and our first time signing a lease! We will be there for at least one year, which is the duration of my contract with D2.
This is an exciting and scary adventure for the both of us, but mostly exciting :) Change always gives me mixed emotions, but I think that's pretty common, at least with everyone I know. It's just a matter of how you handle those mixed emotions, and I know once I get past the unfamiliarity and get used to my new surroundings, it will feel like home. When we moved to New York, I literally cried for the whole first week; not because I hated it, but because it was new and I was scared. But it ended up being the best four months of my life. It just goes to show you that you never know what life is gonna throw your way or how it will turn out, but somehow it always ends up exactly how it should be. Everyone is constantly evolving from moment to moment in their own lives, and I can't wait to see where this new chapter will take us.
This is my parents' family room right now; yikes! I just thought I'd share with the world how much stuff I have. And this doesn't even include all the furniture we're bringing! Moving in will definitely be an extensive and tiring process, but I'm really looking forward to having my own space to decorate. I'll be posting pictures of the finished product :)
Notice the suitcase busting at the seams. Haha!
I've been on a break from class and rehearsal for about a week and a half now. Plus, our move-in weekend is a three day weekend thanks to Labor Day, so we couldn't of had more perfect timing! We'll have a couple days to get settled before going back to work and class, then I start teaching at the studio a week later. It feels like everything is happening perfectly and I couldn't be more thankful. Rehearsal for D2 starts back up on Tuesday, then on Wednesday we have a showing for our next big performance, "Danco on Danco". The showing is where all of the potential pieces will be performed and critiqued, then they pick which ones will be in the show. "Danco on Danco" is to showcase D2, so I'm really looking forward to it. I am in two pieces that D2 has been rehearsing and one student choreography work. Once we get moved in and back to our normal schedules, I'll be posting updates on that, so stay tuned!