“Although life has had many struggles, I am alive, completely in each way…”
Behind the curtain, when everything was going wrong…backstage seemed like the darkest place in the world. The chaos around me was completely out of my control, and life seemed heavier then a bucket of rocks. But every time my feet stepped onto the stage or the dance floor and I had the chance to spread my wings and dance, I was the happiest girl in the universe. When I found dance, I found freedom, a place I could be anything I wanted to be, anywhere and any time. It was the one place I felt safe for a long time. Theres was no other place I wanted to be, but a place I could put on my dancing shoes.
When I booked jobs growing up as a dancer, it was never about the money, I honestly didn’t even pick up my checks very often until I needed too, and when I would walk into the agency they would have piles of checks waiting for me. Starting dance professionally at the age of eighteen, money was the least on my mind. Dance for me was a chance to be happy…I had to book jobs, because I had to happy.
There was no other option, without dance I had nothing. Dance literately was the one thing that kept me going for a long time. But then something even better happened. Something that was even more precious then dance…I found Jesus, my one true love, the love of my life. Now that I have God and dance… I have found the true meaning of life. No one can tell me He is not real, He is beyond real. My life is full of to many miracles to tell me He isn’t real.. I started dance so late and became a working dancer within two years. He knew that dance was what I needed to survive, He created me that way, He provided a way to keep me alive, even when I didn’t know it was Him giving me that freedom. God has given me everything, Now that I know Him, I know He is the reason I dance.
I am living, I’m alive, and theres nothing in the world that can take that away from me. I may not always have a stage, or an audience. But what do you need that for, when you have the love of your life always watching you? On stage or behind the curtain…where He is, I am free, and when I am free, I dance.
In my mind, in my heart, and in my spirit... The music is in my heart. I don’t know where I would be without these two most amazing aspects in my life. I would probably not be here writing this today. I could have possibly not even be here in the world to tell you this. When I say God used dance to save my life, I mean it, and then I allowed God to save my life to truly live it.
Theres one thing to be happy, and there is another thing to filled with joy. Don’t wast your life living a life of confinement or fear. Be you, be free, and step into the life God is calling you to live. Look in the mirror and love the mountains you have had to climb to reach the mountain top. All you have to do is keep going, and all you have to do is be true to yourself. This is a life worth living,..You can be alive, completely in every which way, by making the choice to live the life you were called to live.