Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chapter twenty

October 20, 2010

Hello to all! I’m back from my nice little hiatus from writing.

Since last we met I have been enjoying the changing fall leaves, the cooling temperatures, and generally loving life. I also celebrated my wonderful boyfriend’s birthday and am looking forward to celebrating our half-year anniversary next week. All good things.

Work has been good, although I have to saying teaching children – especially the 2-3 year olds – is the best form of birth control ever created. Seriously. Put tap shoes on a 3 year old’s feet and tell me you want to have kids anytime soon. I DARE YOU! But in all seriousness, I’m really enjoying teaching dance. Sure I get headaches from constantly pleading for their attention and yes my throat gets dry from talking for hours on end…but seeing all of the students improve and learn…that’s what makes everything worth it.

Here comes a plug:

I’ve also been taking more photos lately. I had a great photoshoot with my friend Crystal (to see some of the shots go to and am looking for more people to photograph. I’m almost to the point where I feel skilled enough to start charging for my photography services. I won’t charge much; just enough to justify the time I put into editing all of the photographs. I take around 300 photos in a shoot and end up editing all of the usable ones, which generally works out to about 60 shots.

Please, if you know or hear of anyone who needs headshots or senior photos taken but doesn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on them, direct them my way. I will be indebted to you if you to.

So there was my little plug. Oooh here comes another: If you ever need a dance sub, let me know.

Ok, I think that sums it up. Until next time!


  1. good to hear from you . . . well via your blog!

    The progress the little ones can make is so enjoyable! sponges I tell you :0)

    I also got a chance to see some of the headshots you posted, well done! If I were in Minneapolis I'd totally pay for some of those! (speaking of which I think the one that is used for my bio at one of the studios I'm working at was taken by you :0)

    <3 Erica

  2. Children i can handle...put a screaming and crying child in tap shoes that is biting people (including myself) and i would still pop one out....get me next to a teenager who thinks they're a know it all.....done. No more wishin for babies from me.

  3. Lol yes, the teens when they cross their arms and roll their eyes...eek! I mean, don't get me wrong - I was like that in school...but not dance class :)