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This past weekend was really eye opening for me, I traveled to Wisconsin to work at a dance convention and I learned a lot about myself in a few situations.
I grew up on conventions and competitions so it is always really heart warming and inspiring to go back where my whole life began with dance. I get hard core nostalgia walking in the hotels to the ballrooms, passing by all the dance moms, smelling that distinct aquanet, glitter everywhere, the doors of their hotel rooms decorated to support their studios, and the dance dads in the hallways conjugating together.
Seeing the passion and desire in their eyes as I did at that age blows my mind. It makes me think a lot about how thankful I am that my parents were so supportive of what I wanted to do, and that I carried such a strong passion for something that I now have made into my career. I always want to inspire young girls in more ways than one, but this weekend I stressed how obtainable anything is in life. No matter what you come from, you have the ability to take yourself where you want to go. It isn’t going to be easy, but you have to really listen to your heart and follow those dreams. I know it sounds so cliché to say that, but I can relate to them and they can relate to me. I came from a small town in Ohio walking the same path as them, and now I am in Los Angeles sharing the stage and screen with artists completely doing what I set out to California to do. So I drilled it into them that they are fully capable of anything.

On my flight from Los Angeles I was gifted with the chance to sit next to this gentleman who I wrote about in a previous blog that blew my mind with this personality quiz he gave me. We stayed up for almost the entire red eye just talking about life and it was really neat talking about people and our roles in our lives that we choose to live. Basically he broke it down that when I walk into a room I like give off warmth, dominance and prominence, I love a traditional lifestyle, spontaneity, I fill my life up with way too many unnecessary people, and also with a lot of people with wisdom that I look up to. I adapt well to change and can move on and up from a shitty situation. My wedding is going to be small and filled with the most special people to me. I don’t have a specific type of man that I am attracted to and I love to take a dip in a pond once in a while ☺

After this incredible flight that had to be too good to be true, the next 20 hours were from hell. I had late flights, cancelled flights, no sleep and had to drive from Chicago to Wisconsin. ☹ after finally arriving at the competition I ate a room service burger and passed out in my bed while holding it watching Run DMC’s show on HGTV…

Woke up the next day to watch dance routines from 6:30am-11pm.
Holy Regina Spektor, Charolette Martin, Imagine Dragons and Awolnation…
Woke up Sunday to do exactly the same thing ha

When it was time for awards I got the opportunity to talk in front of every student and parent that were in the ballroom after their kids competed waiting patiently for their scores to be calculated. It’s so refreshing to be able to tell my story and to enlighten these kids. I guess at my age I didn’t have anyone to tell me what was out there and what I could be capable of doing, so in turn, I want to be that for these young kids. I tell them to thank their parents every day, take ballet, that boys are stupid and the world is there’s, but to not be entitled to it or else they will fail. Dreams do come true and to always be a good person because that is what is going to get you far in life.

As the weekend came to a close and I saw how many lovely ladies I touched it makes me feel like where I am in life is just right. During the previous weeks it has been so apparent to me that timing is everything. Where you are, who you meet, who stays and who goes. Let it all happen. Don’t fight it. Embrace it and keep moving on with the path you want to live. Which mine right now is an old brick up hill kind of curvy path with lots of weeds in the cracks that when I get back to LA I have to work on pulling.

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Friends are people that you can go two weeks without seeing or talking to and pick up the last time y’all left off.
Friends are those who make you feel like you are the best person in the world.
They compliment you on how you look, what you are accomplishing and for being you.
They think YOU are awesome 
You make them awesome
Friends know everything about you.
Every secret, every story, every joke.
They call you out on your shit
And are there to pick up your shit when needed
They want the best for you.
And are the best for you.
No matter what they support you.
And won’t ever leave your side.

I love my friends

Friends are people that you can go two weeks without seeing or talking to and pick up the last time y’all left off.
Friends are those who make you feel like you are the best person in the world.
They compliment you on how you look, what you are accomplishing and for being you.
They think YOU are awesome
You make them awesome
Friends know everything about you.
Every secret, every story, every joke.
They call you out on your shit
And are there to pick up your shit when needed
They want the best for you.
And are the best for you.
No matter what they support you.
And won’t ever leave your side.

I love my friends

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