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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Update

Sometimes I feel like I might be overloading. Last month I was doing a lot of lessons and I gave a talk and I organized a party and tried to finish a routine I was learning etc. It got to be a bit much. This month is the last month before Herräng so I'm trying to take it easy and do less. I would hate to leave for a long trip in a flurried frame of mind.

Most of the time I struggle to improve but sometimes I feel palpably better at dancing because I'm now able to do things that were not possible before. Obviously on an absolute scale I'm still totally rubbish at some of these things, but it doesn't matter. Progress is progress.

When I practice popping it's very difficult not to think things like "this looks shit it's totally stupid it's too late I'm to old to pick it up" and feel discouraged. So I just tell myself that I can assess at the end of the month when I've put in all the practice hours - not before. Measuring progress before I've put in the number of hours I decided to put in is counterproductive.

At the same time I'm looking forward to some time off in Herräng just to unwind and go back to my first love. Swing will be so much fun. I'm also doing the authentic jazz track in week 3 which I'm looking forward to. I have to remind myself not to be too confident just because I've done so much street dance lately XD They are different disciplines after all and I'm sure there will still be plenty of super challenging things ahead ^-^

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