I’m taking a break from my usual recipe category to share some thoughts on my journey this past year of realizing I have more than one dream job–and it’s time for a new adventure.
This post is my own reflection and does not reflect the views of Lumerit Education (or anyone else). This has been my personal journey and the conclusions below are mine alone.
This is the longest post I’ve ever written, however, when you change your goals from something you have been working towards for 20 years, it can end up quite wordy. I took my final bow with my ballet company yesterday and I have decided that to transition to working full-time as a Success Coach for Lumerit Education. This post is written in a spirit of honesty and authenticity and with the greatest respect and gratitude for ballet and everything (and everyone) it has given me.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND…
I have seriously considered not continuing dancing professionally multiple times in my career and training. I have always felt a pull towards non-ballet interests and activities. While I was dancing in my first second company, I earned 84 credits toward my Bachelor’s degree within one year through Lumerit Education. I was able to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Communications the following year, still while dancing full-time with another second company. I never thought this pulled away from ballet, rather, by embracing another part of myself it enabled me to live a fuller life. I found that when I had other things in my life, I was able to be a more confident, stable employee because everything wasn’t dependent on a good or bad pirouette day….