I know the break will do my body a lot of good, but the beginning of summer is always so bizarre for me. I get so used to seeing everyone from OBT everyday that all of a sudden it feels like time stops and I'm holding my breath until I get to hang out and play around with all my friends on a daily basis again. I mean, of course we all see each other from time to time, but not with the frequency that I've become accustomed to over the 9 months of the season. On top of that, summer always feels very nebulous. I have some plans, but nothing very concrete. I'm so used to my days being scheduled for me that once I'm in charge of it I just don't really know how to fill all that time. It feels very daunting.
So, my summer goals are to teach as much as I can. Make new friends and reconnect with some old ones. Try at least one new dancewear pattern. Possibly work with Adrian on putting together some video logs for all of you about the goings on at OBT. I've been thinking about trying to improve my German. And above all else, try to keep you all updated on what it's like for us in the off season!
Well, I need to get back to cleaning and packing and all that fun stuff. I'm going to do my best to blog daily about our DC trip and include tons of photos!
Here's a picture my friend Jessica Flores took backstage during Rubies. That ballet was what we call a "gut-buster". It's one of the most exhausting things I've ever danced, but also one of the most fun!