Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Last Thursday I was feeling pretty discouraged. I just kept thinking "what the heck is going on with my life?" and on my way to rehearsal I found myself thinking of all the different career paths I could have chosen and why the heck I decided on dance. There is a reason why there is the stereotypical insane artist and I was experiencing that in full force. I even thought, "Well, if I quit now I still have time to go back to school to be ___ or ___ or even ____." Yeah, it was a bad day. Not for any reason other than my own frustrations and insecurities.
But as I drove to rehearsal I decided to say a prayer. To make a long story short my prayer basically said, "Help me figure out my life."
When I got to rehearsal the director of the company I choreograph for gave me a song on a CD and said "just see what you get with this song." I put it in, pressed play, and listened.
Within minutes ideas came to me left and right and I started teaching the dancers all the choreography that flowed out of me like water. It was insane. Every time I created more movement it just magically fit and before I knew it I had choreographed the first third of the song in less than a half hour.
I don't talk a lot about my faith on this blog- this is a dancing blog about two Branflakes in love. But I thought I would share this experience with you because I felt I would be ungrateful if I did not recognize the gifts and blessings in my life. That night was an answer to a prayer and I cannot deny that.
We all need confirmation that the paths we are taking are the right ones. Sometimes these confirmations are few and far between and that's a trying and at times scary place to be in your life. But I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that we all have a reason to be on this earth and that there is a plan for us. It's a great plan riddled with happiness.
I know I have shown these photos before but I can't help but appreciate the symbolism of me dancing and a light overhead telling me "Hey, Branflake, don't worry. Everything will be okay." photos by Susan Yee of En Pointe Photography