A new, yet very dear friend said that to me in an email yesterday. I love it so much. I'm saving that email forever. I must be doing something right to have friends like her in my life.
I'm incredibly sore, & it's only day two. My mind & my body are both simply exhausted right now. Two more days. 12 hours of rehearsal until our first day off of the season. Trying not to think too much about it. Keltie & I were talking earlier about choosing to enjoy our time in rehearsal, instead of staring at the clock, waiting for 5:00. (Like Keltie said, "Where would we be if we weren't in rehearsal? Sitting @ home on Facebook?") She's right. It's easy to start wishing for time to pass more quickly when our feet start to ache & we've done the same 32 counts of choreography 4 times in a row, but really how much time do we have? & why the hell are we wishing we were sitting on the couch instead of doing the one thing we love to do more than anything? Crazy. Personally I have a terrible habit of being so consumed with the future that I'm not able to fully appreciate the things happening around me. I'm learning it's pretty important to live in the moment, (even the '8 of the "5,6,7,8" 4 hours deep into a rehearsal, when your sure your leg is going to fall off if you have to kick it one more time...) You may not be able to find any good in it just then, but those are the memories we're going to love forever.
Alright, I have 7 hours to sleep & rejuvenate before I get to do it all over again tomorrow!