The Difference 365 Days Can Make
Last year at this time my whole world came crashing down around me. I was going through some very personal relationship issues. Most days, I couldn’t make it through the day without breaking down and crying several times and on other days it was nearly impossible to yank myself out of bed. As it would seem, my world was unraveling before my eyes and I did not know how to stop it. I didn’t know how to reach out and share my feelings with others around me. I just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, until an instructor at Aerial Dance reached out to me.
She had been working closely with our Christmas Show group of ladies. She had noticed a change in my personality. I wasn’t the smiley, happy, go lucky, person I had been before. When she finally asked what had changed, my flood gates came crashing down. I shared with her all of the struggles I had been facing. She listened to my story, not judging my feelings or the choices I had made. She understood that she couldn’t pick up the pieces of my life for me. However, she knew she could connect to how I was feeling as most have been in similar situation. She helped to me to see my worth and to begin believing in myself again.
A New, A New Me
365 days have come and gone since that hard point in my life. In this past year, I was able to discover who the real me was. I started to do things I loved again. I went hiking with friends, paddle boarding, kayaking, and tried many new things that I wouldn’t have been able to if that person had stayed in my life. My passion for the Aerial Arts grew more and more each day! I fell in love with new apparatuses. I grew stronger mentally, emotionally, and physically. These changes helped me to become a more confident as person. I will forever be a work in progress as I am not perfect and I am completely okay with that.
This year, as you celebrate your Thanksgiving, I ask that you reflect on who has made a difference in your life this past year. For me it has been the woman of Aerial Dance. I would like to extend a sincere Thank you! to my fellow students how help build me up when I am down, or provide me with the motivation to continue working on something when I feel like a failure. You ladies rock! I am so thankful to have met all of you!
Next I would like to say THANK YOU to our instructors, Leah, Niki, Chrissy, Olivia, Lynn, Kim, and Kelly! Each one of you has had an extraordinary impact on my life. I would not be the woman I am today without you! Thank you for all of your hard work and showing up for your students each and everyday! You are appreciated beyond words!
Lastly, I would like to say an ENORMOUS THANK YOU to Owner Paula! You are truly an amazing woman! Your passion for your studio and students goes unmatched! You have changed and improved the lives of so many women! You have created friendships that will last a lifetime! We are so blessed that you decided to open Aerial Dance in the small town of Appleton. Please know that all of your hard work, late nights, busy stressful days do not go unnoticed. You are a true inspiration!
It is not just on this holiday week that I count my blessings of being a member of the Aerial Dance community. I am truly thankful each and everyday for what Aerial Dance has brought into my life. Thank you again Ladies for being such an important part of my life! I am truly blessed! Have a safe holiday and I will see you at the studio soon!
Until Next TIme!