This struggle seems to pop up in every serious dancer's life. When you are committed to multiple things, it's hard to find time for the things that are less intense or demanding. That could include family, sleep, leisure, and most commonly yourself. Taking care of YOU should always be first on your list, the main course. Then, for me at least, comes school (veggies) because it will have the biggest impact on me and my future. After that, comes the sides of my dinner: dance, and all that encompasses, family, friends, staying healthy, and throughout all of these, my goal is to find the fun in it. Fun, being the dessert or treat. Of course, there are lots of little things that fill my mind while I am doing all of this. Remembering to drink more water to relieve my headaches, setting an alarm to wake up early tomorrow for a performance, oh, and I can't forget to finish that writing assignment... I can't even make through a blog without my mind exploding with to-do's. However, just as in ballet, the more I practice doing it, the easier and better I become at managing. Time management is an important skill in itself; a skill I am practicing all the time.
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