The year I started University I decided to start pushing the boundaries and with that I decided to say "yes" more often to opportunities that arose. And it started small; like when a friend asked if I would read tarot cards at a Halloween event she was putting on (I dabble still to this day) or when a friend asked me to go house hunting with her, oh, and would I go to her pole class afterwards also. Saying yes to that first pole class opened up a whole lot more yes's and a whole host of new scary things. It has been just over two years since then and I feel like I have achieved more in that time than the rest of my entire life.
|Teaching workshops at Sunrise Celebration 2014|
The first few months of teaching pole fitness classes taught me a lot about myself and the people around me. I started to see the beauty and strength in every person who entered the studio, even in people I would never have normally conversed with outside of pole. Teaching gave me a huge boost in confidence. Now a year later from when I taught my first class I feel like a completely different person. This year so far has provided me with plenty of scary opportunities and I have managed to tackle each one in my own way. I graduated University with a 2.1 in Film and Screen Studies and Media Communications in June. I started teaching more group classes and privates in pole, aerial hoop and hula hoop. I've performed more often for larger audiences (twice in heels!). I came third in my first ever pole competition and decided I'd quite like to do some more! And I finally passed my driving test with only four minors.
Next up...first aerial hoop performance...at height...with no crash mat. Wish me luck...