Prepare yourself, we're getting personal today...
I was blessed with a set of wide hips and a pear shaped frame. Growing up I hated them.
Like many, I struggled with my body image through middle school, high school and even into college. At one point I stopped eating breakfast and lunch. I ate one small meal a day at dinner, until my mom found out. I agreed to try slim fast, so I was at least "eating" something during the day.
In just a few days I will be turning thirty and I can't be more excited. <3 I am at a point in my life that I truly believe is the precipice of awesome-ness.
This past year has had a lot of big changes and opportunities for growth. I really feel as though those will continue for the rest of this calendar year and I'm going to start kicking some major goal-booty (totally a technical term) in the next few months.
There is this magical place where tribal fusion belly dancers and drummers meet by a lake for smores--even gluten free & vegan!--to dance with poi, fire or just to the beat of a drum.
I was lucky enough to spend an entire weekend at Super Fun Dance Camp near Cold Spring, NY this past weekend. This was the second year of SFDC, but is a bit behind it's cousin NEATS (North East American Tribal Style) Camp which has been going on for four years now. MiMi of Manhattan Tribal and Carmine are our camp counselors with Lake Surprise Camp as the destination to be at. Oh my, isn't it beautiful.
I'm in no way an expert ITS (Improvisation Tribal Style) belly dancer, but they have a rule that if you see a 'hole' in the group formation, it's your responsibility to fix it. Let's take this one step further. Have you heard the quote below by William Arthur Ward?