I am teaching the last half of class! Which feels great! I feel like I am finally getting closer to certification. I am now working on the last section of exercises and then I can teach the first half of class… and then start setting up my community classes. Here I will be able to teach up to 6 students for free to help me get experience in teaching a complete class before being evaluated on my skills as an instructor. And of course I have the final exam to take! YIKES!
Our studio is holding a training for new instructors at the beginning of June. My trainer, Jen (from the San Marina studio) will be the trainer! I can’t wait to see her again and I am hoping she will have time to evaluate me for my certification. The timing would be perfect!
Fingers crossed that it all works out! I can’t wait to be on the schedule teaching!
In other news, I am feeling a bit down on myself. Now I know we can’t all look great in every single photo, but there have been several photos of myself of late where I have cringed at my appearance. I look heavier than I feel and wow, who is that old lady with all the lines and wrinkles? I feel like I need some divine intervention.
In better news, Gwennie got to dance with the Orlando Magic Dancers Friday night! One of my co-workers at The Bar method is the dance captain for the dancers and she asked Gwennie to go join them. Sadly, Kendra sprained her ankle badly and was unable to perform, but Gwennie still went and danced with Emmy and had a wonderful night! I was amazed at how unfazed she was with all the crowds and noise… and the fact that she was up way past her bedtime. She was a little star and a natural born performer. We were so proud of her!
Oh, my friend… it’s not easy moving beyond our 30s, is it. 😦 I’m struggling a little bit with that – the lines around my eyes, the lines above my nose, between my eyebrows… the grey hairs that are appearing more often… how much ‘softer’ I am than I was even five or six years ago.
But then I look at where I’m at, what I’ve been through, where I’ve been, and where I’m going. My smile lines show my happiness, the amount of times I’ve smiled and laughed. And I cherish that. 🙂 I don’t think either of us looks our age, to be honest, and I’m good with that.
You’re beautiful, Sarah. 🙂 In your smile, in your words you share here, and it’s reflected in the life you share with friends.
Congrats on your barre method progress! That’s exciting!! 🙂
Awww, thank you Dawna! I can always rely on you to lend a kind shoulder and some supportive words!
I think you are absolutely beautiful too, for the record!
Huge hugs and much love, friend!
Thank you. 🙂
Have you read the piece Ashley Judd wrote recently after folks were criticizing her “puffy” face? It was outstanding. Something we can all take to heart. We’re not all perfect, we’re all aging, and (for me at least) I don’t see the point in turning my face or body into something plastic with little emotion or history.
Hugs galore and lots of love. 🙂