Sunday, 6 February 2011
Warning, some major gratitude going on in here hahaha:)
Sorry its been awhile again since my last post, or at least it feels that way since life is moving so quickly lately! This year has been full of ups and downs already and we are only in the 2nd month!? How is that possible??
So, it is officially my first year anniversary here in the UK, as of last week, which is also crazy! The past year was pretty all over the place to say the least but somehow as 2011 approached, I made a conscious choice that it would be different and amazing and so far so good! I am still working on the financial side of things, although I see improvement and feel like I am becoming more and more supported in that area. I am very aware of my beliefs around money and am consciously trying to work on them and to make them more positive and productive. One thing I really missed since being here was all of my amazing friends and family, who always make me feel special and supported. I struggled alot with being away from them for the past year and at times I felt so lost in not having them to fall back on. Recently though, I seem to be attracting so many amazing, smart, talented and loving people into my life and I have been feeling like myself again, which is so refreshing:)
This past weekend was non stop action and I loved every minute of it! Friday I had an awesome photoshoot with an amazingly talented photographer and his lovely wife, by the name of Ben Mostyn (http://benmostyn.virb.com)
he was a joy to work with and I felt like I was at home with my family, with all of our exploring around historic Bermondsey Street and trying all sorts of fun things, like running in an alley, jumping across blocks in the park and sneaking some pics in on a cool sofa in a kitschy coffee shop:) He was so worried that I might find his approach odd and I just kept thinking, this is perfect!
Saturday was an awesome dance day, I have missed those full days of dancing non stop where you go home exhausted and can barely move haha. I know, us dancers are a bit nuts :P
I took two awesome classes early in the day, taught my Intro class at Danceworks and then headed to my first class at Husky's with Miha and Chris, which I had been eagerly awaiting all week and was anxious to see the turnout as one never knows what to expect here in London, or anywhere for that matter when you are new! We had a pretty decent turnout for our first time (it was free after all hahah) and it was three hours of good vibes and fun dancing and everyone left tired and happy, so I was happy and am so excited for next Saturday! I feel so privileged and lucky to be working with these two inspiring and talented dancers. I truly believe that when we support each other, we are all successful and working with these two has been no exception to this belief thus far and I am so thankful for them in my life.
Today I was up early again for a private I do weekly with a couple of teens who are entering a competition at their school (fingers crossed for them!) and we finished up the bulk of their choreography and are in the home stretch on our project. Then had another private with two new students, who I had lots of fun with and am looking forward to working with them again. Overall this weekend reminded me of why I do what I do and what types of amazing things you can attract and create for yourself when you stay positive and excited about life. I feel so blessed every day recently with the amazingness around me and I wouldn't change it for the world.
On a seperate and very special note, I learned this week that my family and friends at home are pooling their funds together to fly me home for my 30th birthday!? I cant even begin to tell you how touching this is and how special it has made me feel. Because I am away from home, I sometimes feel like I am out of peoples thoughts due to the distance and to hear of all of the awesome people I know coming together like that just for me, makes me want to cry (of happiness of course!) If you are reading this and are one of those people that donated to my coming home, I want to say thank you more than words can express I feel so blessed to know all of you and you have made me feel very special! Whoever is in Vancouver and available, I definitely want to see you at my birthday party so I can thank you!!!
Umm, I know that was kind of random babbling but I just wanted to share my happiness as this weekend comes to a close and I will do my best to share with you again during my week!
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my life both present and past, I truly credit who I am and what I do to all of you:)