DANCE & MARTIAL ARTS – Can it go together?
I think so.
I feel that both arts complement each other really well.
For movement, for fitness, for training, for spirit, for inspiration, for life.
And I will write about this in more detail soon.
I do notice though, especially at times when I am more intensely focusing on one thing – like right now, Mr E and I are preparing for our 2nd degree black belt test in Taekwondo, which is taking place NEXT weekend (18th of September 2021!) – there is really not much time/headspace to work at/practise/focus on/dream about the other.
I’d like to have it all.. at the same time.
Focus, practice, progress, productivity..
For All Things. All the Time (This is mostly Pride & Ego talking, right?)
AND also have time left for rest, to live, to enjoy.. the Essentials.
Growth is not a linear process.
Even (or especially) with full on focus and dedicated practice, you’ll still meet your limitations, hit plateaus, come across setbacks, fears, self-doubts.. only faster.
And in creeps perfectionism.
(Plus, coming along for the ride.. his buddy frustration.)
Ahh.. the joys of growth, and working towards a deadline.
It’s great (because it WORKS!) but can also be a bit uncomfortable.
I do recognize this feeling from working towards big events, shows and competitions for dance..
But I also notice it’s been a while since I ‘met myself’ this way.
Do you recognize any of this?
Let me know below!
(and if you have any tips for de-compression for our final prep week, please feel free to share those, too)
PS: This picture was a home work assignment (getting creative with angles, light & perspective) taken with my phone for Delanna’s online #kickyourinsta course
Makes me look super tall & mighty – just the way I’d love to feel right now.