In joining the sport of aerial dance, I had never expected myself to stick with it. I had found myself always wanting to try new things and always going through new hobbies, but never being able to commit to one and stick with it long enough to actually see progress. When I started with Aerial Dance, I knew it was something I would actually be able to see myself doing long term when I found myself excited to go to class. I would look forward to it as a part of my day to day life. I found myself taking better care of myself because I needed to have more energy for class. I found myself to be eating healthier, setting a more strict sleep schedule, and taking time out of my day to exercise so I could keep in shape to get the most out of classes.
I love being able to go to a place that makes me feel welcome and motivated to always do my best, even on days when it can be hard. Finding myself has been a journey in itself, but Aerial Dance has really opened my eyes to finding the inner me and realizing it is okay to take a moment for yourself and to relax. Often, I find myself so caught up in work and day to day life I find it hard to take time for myself. During classes that is my time to focus on what helps me and what I need to better myself physically and mentally. There is nothing more relaxing than being able to hang upside down with music in the background and stretching when class is over to make sure you get the proper warm up and cool down.
I love being able to come to a place where I am excited to be and where I am enthusiastic about seeing myself progress. There is something about a lifestyle change that you cannot really put into words of how it really makes you feel. I can honestly say I have more energy than I have had in years and I feel stronger than I ever have. I am so excited to be able to continue to see myself progress through my journey and see the strength I can gain over the course of time! Thank you for bringing the real me back and encouraging me every step of the way!