This blog is brought on by a train of thought from a possible opportunity. If it's what I think it is, it is kind of a big deal. But I'll get to that after!
First, I would like to share with you a life changing journey. Calling it "life changing" isn't really an exaggeration either.
This story takes place about two years ago when I randomly decided to look up bellydance dvds. I have always had an interest in it and decided what would it hurt to buy a instructional dvd and check it out? So as I was looking I came across this one, and if you knew me, you'd know why it immediately caught my eye. ;)
Now what's life changing about bellydance is that it also lead me to yoga, which I absolutely adore as well. It's the only form of exercise that I enjoy and keep up with! (Just for the record, alot of bellydancers do yoga as a form of strength training, and also for the increased flexibility. Not to mention as a warm up for bellydance.)
Over these two years, I have indulged in a much healthier, fulfilling lifestyle. I take care of my body now, which I never did before(you only have one afterall). I was actually...dare I say, opposed to exercise and health in general. And with the healthier lifestyle, it also lead me to vegan-ism. My main reason for being vegan is animal rights, but the health benefits are definitely a big part of it too. I'm just so much more compassionate and selfless now and I love it. And it all started with bellydance! I could go on and on about this...but I'll stop. :D
What is this opportunity I mentioned at the beginning you ask?(or maybe you don't care :P) So after my performances at Shimmyfest(my teachers annual bellydance show), I had a bellydancer approach me after about performing in her show at the end of may. She said she'd give me more details through facebook. So I was checking out her pics and came across a folder labeled "For the love of Isis". This show is more professional. Not only are there bellydancers, but vocalists and such. I checked the flyer date and it's the end of May. Which means I might have my first more professional solo! I am nervous already. :/ I already have the perfect song for it which I will do improv(again, another first since I have never done an improv solo).
I'll keep this blog posted with more details!