A mere 16 months ago, I envisioned myself as a mom teaching, writing, and pretty much doing exactly what I was doing back then—with the addition of a little girl coming along for the ride.
Well, that didn't happen! I am now a very happy full-time mother. It's just what feels right for me at this moment.
But... I'm still a teacher. Not only do I encourage Sophie to dance every day in the living room; I've become obsessed with the way she's learning, well, everything—from stretching her limbs and grasping an object with her little hands, to speaking and putting on her socks, to everything that will come next.
For me, this has been a welcome break from dance, but also a difficult one. A welcome one, because I've noticed in my life that whenever I take a break from dance, I come back renewed and inspired and, most amazingly, I come back a better dancer. It's also, of course, difficult because dance has been my life for decades and because I have a need to concretize what I co-create.
So what to do?