Forum: Arts / Diaries

Returning to Ballet After Time Off
By MaiaRose
On Wed Jul 12, 2017 08:20 AM

Last night I went to my third ballet class since my almost two year hiatus. It's scary, dancing and feeling my knee and my ankle screaming at me, even though I've been assured that even though I'm in pain, I'm not doing any further damage.

I have just under two months to prepare for fall auditions, and it's like playing the most nerve-wracking game of catch-up. I wish I could stop comparing myself to everyone around me, because it's not fair to resent them for their improvement in the time I was gone. I love the other girls, but it's hard not to be jealous.

I missed dancing so much, it's actually ridiculous. No matter how things go in September, I don't plan to quit ballet. It's a part of who I am at this point.

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