The Adult Beginner is a little late with the New Year’s post, so here, I got you this card.
You all have a four month head-start on the Adult Beginner, so how are those goals going? How’s the year shaping up?
My big goal for 2014 is to have a nice face.
I’m working on not making hideous grimaces in class.
It’s not easy! Those back-bends we do away from the barre especially, I’m trying to remember to ask my face to relax, and maybe even go for pleasant, instead of shaping itself into a Melodrama Of Anguish.
I think if I succeed with this it’ll be nicer for all of us.
On a related note, one of my non-ballet goals for 2014 is to learn to open champagne gracefully. I’d like to be the kind of woman who places her thumbs on the cork in a way that says, “I am looking forward to sparkling wine” not that says, “oh god, keep it away from my eyes, this thing’s gonna blow, everybody duck and cover.”
Probably will need lots of practice. I’m willing to put in the time.
Last year’s goal was to get back to being hot. Which sounds totally awful and superficial to just say right out like that, but before you judge remember that last year I was a new mom, dreaming of the day when I could get back into pants with closures, let alone pink tights.
So the progress on that is: I am back in pink tights, but sometimes I wear black leggings.
Hotness is relative, ballet class is awesome.