Sunday, June 02, 2013
Haha! This title of this blog entry is dedicated to my LAST blog entry, "MARCH FIRST".
Well, friends, on MARCH THIRD, 2013, I was taking a Gyrokinesis class with my friend who is becoming certified. Well, lets say that I took a huge tumble in our personal 1 on 1 class. The floor of this studio had NOT been sanded and treated. It was as slick as the water rolling off a duck's back. We went into the cardio section of the curriculum, and BAM! My t-shaped mat slipped and I went down. Breaking BOTH my L wrist and my R foot. Both were non-displaced fractures, but I was OUT for 6 weeks. I had the exact same foot injury on my other side just 4 years earlier. I note this because, well, as a dancer and someone who has done multiple rounds of physical therapy, I knew that I would be able to rehabilitate by myself with patience and prior experience.
The bad news- I lost my full time nanny job. I scrambled to get a hostess/cashier position to replace it (which I received), and I cried and ate whatever I felt like. I crawled to the bathroom, used a wheelchair for a week, and then picked myself up and moved on with my life.
I STILL HAD my dance teaching job! My boss knew I could handle it, even in that sad-looking walking boot. Boy did those girls work hard for Miss Lee. After 6 weeks, my dancers had their recital pieces polished, and they looked prepared and wonderful on the stage.
Less than 3 weeks after my dancer's recital on May 4th, I was offered a full-time dance teaching position. Can you believe that? I'll be certified to teach my curriculum a week from now. The power of self-affirmation and dedication is huge. I am still a bit spellbound.
As soon as my 6 weeks of broken-ness were up, I began training and dancing again. I went easy on myself and just took walks, and used the elliptical. After about 3 weeks of that, I was on a mission to get back to Spark People and work after my goals again. This time it is to be the best I can be, and have the support I really need to achieve.