Every now and again, I get a little discouraged and let myself run to being uninspired. It’s my own fault of course. I start to get distracted by grown up person things and start skipping class and focus on the problems of class schedules, costs, distances, new teachers, parking, and on and on and on. And for a variety of reasons that I won’t go into, I’ve been feeling a little bit worse for wear on the ballet front and then I read a blog post by the delightful Bush Ballerina. If you are not aware of BB, she is a lovely adult ballet student who lives out in the bush of Australia. Now I’ve never been to Australia, I’ve only seen movies about the outback and enjoy Russell Crowe’s accent – although technically, I think he is from New Zealand. In addition to being in the serious middle of nowhere both BB and baby-BB have a pretty complicated medical condition. But somewhere in all this, the sweet BB found ballet. Isn’t dance wonderful! Most people will advise you not to study ballet on your own and for some valid reasons. But when you are in the bush, well, I ask you, what exactly might be a budding ballerina’s options? Fly to Sydney. Yes. Fly. to. Sydney. I cry about having an hour commute in traffic to cross town. And I need to shut up about that. I’ve been known to get on a plane to attend the ballet and when I’m on my travels, I’ve been known to take a class or two… but I’ve never flown anywhere just to take class. That, my ballet friends, is dedication, love, and passion. And right now I’m more than a little bit humbled and definitely put in my place for any and all complaints that I might have been thinking over the past couple of months. But enough about me… please check out Bush Ballerina’s blog and help her get to Sydney for her lessons. She is now selling really great BB products to help fund her ballet lessons. Of the many things that I have learned from taking ballet class as an adult, one very important thing is that your ballet friends are your best allies. Adult dancers are some of the most interesting, amazing, crazy people on the planet! And when you have a ballet posse, even one that only exists virtually, you have a wonderful and totally fabulous force on your side. Let’s all support Bush Ballerina who is out there in the wilds of Australia, maybe far away but not alone!
and you can also follow her on twitter at @BushBallerina
Also sharing by carrier pigeon
OMG! The carrier pigeon! Ha! Took me a while to realise that’s what it was as I was sobbing too much to see clearly! Honestly, thank you so much! You are such an amazing woman to write this about me. I really don’t know what else to say. I am overwhelmed at the moment. Such kindness flowing towards me. I am so blessed. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do in return! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Awww, sending you big hugs from America! I so love what you are doing, it’s a brave and wonderfully crazy person who takes on such a fantastic task! Honestly, you just amaze me! ❤
You are absolutely right! It’s easy to get caught up in the little things and forget the big picture. I find myself in a current rut of “it’s snowing, I’ve worked all day, I’m sleepy”. Silly, silly excuses! Bush Ballerina – you are an inspiration!
I know, right?! Traffic, parking, blah, blah, blah. Bush Ballerina leads the way to ballet class!
Yeahhhhhh love it!! I did a post about her couple of days ago, she deserves it! Bought a T-shirt too, can’t wait for it to come in. Let’s all buy and make some hella cute pictures while wearing it, haha! 😉
I love that idea! Let’s do it!!!!
Mine is on its way haha! I hope it will be here within two weeks or so.. I will definitely make a picture of myself wearing it and I’ll post it on WordPress!!
I ordered mine today! I look forward to seeing your post 😀
Haha this is so awesome 😀
Reading her post I also thought about all the times I’ve made excuses (time, travel etc.) to keep myself from doing the thing I love so much, dancing. It’s so admirable all the dedication BB is willing to put in. Definitely a good lesson for the next time I feel beat at the end of a long day and can’t be bothered to just go to class!
Exactly! And I forget how fortunate I am to have classes available all around me! BB is such an inspiration!
Thanks for reading! 🙂