I was raised in the country in the middle of no place, which is where I still live today. The closest town to get groceries is 28 miles away one direction. If I want to go someplace, I must drive. When I was in high school it was 56 miles round trip to school. When I go to the doctor it’s almost 90 miles round trip. I could move but I love where I live. I want to be in the country, and I want to be close to my family.
Almost five years ago, I wanted to start taking pole and aerial classes. I started to do research. I was looking for a studio that was close to my home and of course there were no options. Aerial Dance is 1.5 hours from my home one direction, or 3 hours round trip which is 138 miles. I thought to myself, is all this drive time worth it? Do I want to drive that far for this experience? I decided I will give it a try. I knew I didn’t have to do it forever however if I didn’t try, I would always wonder. I would wonder what it is like? What did I miss out on? Could I do it? I decided to start taking classes one day a week. I would drive 3 hours round trip for a one-hour class. Then I started to take additional classes at the studio, so I would drive 3 hours round trip for three hours of classes.
I am so grateful I decided to get in my car and drive to pursue something I wanted to do. Aerial Dance brings so much to women’s lives. Aerial Dance is a community of women that support each other. We provide amazing workouts that women stick with. Women see changes in their confidence and their bodies all while having fun. It’s a safe environment where women want to be. I am now at the studio 5 days a week which equals 15 hours of drive time just to go back and forth to the studio. I truly believe that if you want something, you go after it. Don’t let drive time, your fears or your mindset get in your way from pursuing something you want.