WHY, WHY, WHY

WHY do you do what you do?

A lot of times we know WHAT we do and HOW we do it, but we don’t always think about our WHY. This week I was challenged to figure out my WHY and I want to share it because it’s something that is important to me. 

 

The INSPIRATION: 

My WHY:

I believe that all humans deserve to live healthy, confident, purposeful, and powerful lives, both physically and mentally, regardless of age, ability, or experience.

My WHAT:

I own an arts company that offers dance and fitness classes,  performances, and artist development workshops. I run coaching sessions for mindful movement.

My HOW:

I take my movement workshops into schools and programs for children to promote anti-bullying, I bring dance to teens with special needs to keep them active, compassionate, and creative, I teach beginning-level dance classes for adults to show them that it’s never too late to start dancing, I offer my movement program as a public class for adults to show people that they CAN love themselves unconditionally, and I choreograph, perform, and direct dance performances to provide entertainment with a purpose.

 

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Wanna know more about what I do? 
I'm the GirlBoss of this arts organization: Ignite Collaborative
I'm the creator and facilitator of this mindful movement program: Jubilee Restorative Movement
 

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changing

It's been a busy last few months. I've been feeling kind of down and needed some time to just be with myself. I've been working a lot, but all of the work feels like money work and not passion work. I'm drained. 

It's finally my favorite time of year. November and December are filled with birthdays and holidays and Snow Queen performances and although it's helping to boost my spirits a bit, it still feels different this year. I feel like the weight of adulting is hitting me hard. I feel trapped and slow, like i'm running through waist-deep water. 

I have been thinking a lot about what has changed and what is missing from my life right now. Although I am making more money, and that reduces a lot of stress, I am not making time for myself to do what I love. I keep skipping yoga. I've only been for a bike ride once. 

I need to make a change and get my flow back. I need to prioritize my freedom and my creativity. Here's what is important to me and what I will focus on going forward. These are my new year resolutions, but I'm starting them now. There's no reason to wait until the new year. 

 

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1. Read more.

A few years ago I made it my goal to read a book a month and it was bomb.com. I want to do that again. I've been reading the same book since August, and I have decided I will finish it this month and get back on track with reading. 

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2. More yoga.

I am buying a class pass for my fav yoga studios and the goal is to go twice a week. I want to be stronger. I want to be calmer. Yoga FTW.

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3. Cook more.

I really enjoy cooking. I like that when I'm cooking it's hard to multitask. I am focused and it slows me down. I have a whole Pinterest board of recipes I want to try, and I just got the Oh She Glows! Cookbook, so my goal is to make a new recipe every week. I don't cook at home very often, so once a week for a new recipe is a good goal for me. 

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4. More walks.

I read this article one time about how we focus so much of our social time on eating, but we should go for more walks. I like that. As a dance therapist, I know that movement directly affects your brain. Walking gets your brain moving and increases communication skills, patience, creativity, and is just generally good for keeping your brain alive. 

 



I want to end this little ditty with the things I already do that I want to continue. The things that excite me and keep me flowing. 

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1. Drink tea.

I love tea. I love collecting different kinds. I love creating a perfect brew. More tea. Always.

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2. Travel

I have been lucky to travel quite a bit in the last six months. I've never been one to take trips, but lately I've had a good mix of business and pleasure travel and I really want to keep it up. My adventurous, Sagittarius spirit needs it.

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3. Dance

I've been able to perform a lot and create a lot. I need to keep it up. Dance is my first love and I sometimes take it for granted. 

 


What are your goals? What do you want to add or subtract?

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