Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Charm, elegance and poise, that's what I had hoped to get out of my ballet class this semester. Unfortunately I ended up with a broken foot. I guess that shows my degree of determination to get good marks in a class I felt ill equipped to take. It paid off too, because I got an A- out of the class even though I broke my foot halfway through the semester.
In many ways I needed to take that class, as well as the other classes I have taken over the last two semesters coming back to school. Ballet taught me to value my own efforts. I learned that hard work does pay off even and especially if you don't have the best body alignment, or are the most graceful to begin with. It changed the way I look at myself. Even though I felt myself to be the most clumsy, awkward and uncoordinated female in a class of about 29 females and three males I learned I was still okay. I was able to work on my own weaknesses and help others with the things I am good at. Ballet helped me to acknowledge and like myself better.
Here's to straight A's in all my classes!