Do Not Feel Inferior



You all know my passion for dance. I danced for 19 years and developed some pretty awful ideals about how my body was supposed to look. As you can see I am not the "ballet" build. I let teacher after teacher tell me "you've got the talent, but you just don't have the build for professional dance, you're too short". I spent most of my teenage and adult years beating myself up for not looking the way I wanted to look. I hated how muscular my legs were. I made poor choices by taking laxatives and diet pills in high school. I wanted the tall/slim body that the other dancers had. In my eyes, I was never skinny enough.

Now, I will never let someone else dim my light! Today, no longer will I let those voices get to me. I went my own path after college by teaching elementary school and dance alongside performing. I'm so glad I went that direction or I wouldn't be where I am today. Maybe I wasn't "tall enough or slim enough" for professional dance, but God had bigger plans for me. Now as I have grown older and wiser, I will no longer allow people to tell me I CAN'T do something and make me feel inferior.

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