New year, new and revised About page. Older versions unaltered below.
Hi, I’m Kit. I started ballet almost 3 years ago for the very first time at the then-age of 29, and I am completely and utterly obsessed with it! I’ve been blogging my ballet adventures for the past year and a half here, as well as random ballet-related – or only tangentially ballet-related – posts. Enjoy your look around!
I also have a second blog about stuff that’s really important to me – there’s more to me than just ballet! – but this blog is 99% ballet, with some Modern, Pilates and fitness stuff mixed in.
6/14 : Version 1.0
I am thirty-one and took my first ballet class ever about a year and a half ago. Unfortunately, it didn’t occur to me to write about ballet (or anything, I suppose) until about about a year after that. So I guess I will be reminiscing about the early days while noting my progress in present time. Sounds like fun.
This is my first attempt ever at blogging also, so please excuse any faux pas I may commit.
In addition to ballet, I enjoy many things, including but not limited to: Gardening, listening to music (especially classical, trance/house, and classic rock), hiking, reading, nutrition (learning about and putting into practice), writing, playing guitar, making my own stuff, sushi and indian food, and practicing math problems. Yes, I said practicing math problems. I am a super nerd.
This about page was the first thing I ever wrote for this blog – I hate seeing a completely empty about page and wanted to write something – so I put it together real quick. Lately, I’ve noticed that, as a page that often gets viewed first – the whole First Impression Thing – I could probably do at least a little better. Version 1.0 remains above, of course.
As I realized that I enjoyed – more like loved – writing over the past year, the idea of having a blog crossed my mind more and more. While I was writing on my computer almost daily, and continue to, I didn’t decide to go for it and start blogging until I had some spare time when school let out for summer break.
Ballet is the main focus of this blog because it’s one of my main obsession-hobbies and unlike my other hobbies (listed above in version 1.0), I have no one in real life to discuss it with. Everything else I’m into – well, I guess not… there are limits, but almost – I have a friend or acquaintance who is into it also or at least willing to discuss it. Unfortunately, no one I know in “real” life outside of ballet class is into ballet. I tend to suck at making friends and, unless I’m comfortable and with familiar people – hopefully not too many at a time – I’m a total introvert. So my poor Boyfriend usually ends up being the recipient of my non-stop ballet chatter.
Hence, the need for this blog. 🙂
It is much easier for me to share my thoughts, feelings or opinions through writing than talking anyway. My shyness is something that I continue to work on but some days I feel like I just need to work within my limitations. I continue to make progress in most areas of my life though, and that makes me happy.
The past 3 or 4 years or so have marked a period in my life when I’ve undergone profound changes. I’ve learned to accept and love myself when it seems to me in retrospect that previously I had spent my whole life trying to run away from myself. This feeling of pure happiness, a feeling like I got my life back after so many years, was part of what drove me to take my first ballet class ever at the age of 29. Suddenly, little things such as age meant nothing at all.
Ballet proved to be the perfect hobby. Something to always work toward, something that involves both the body and the mind, an outlet for self-expression, an opportunity to be part of a work of art, to ride the music.
I am grateful everyday for all the life lessons and experiences that I’ve been allowed to have.
Oh, and my name is FlowergirlKit or Kit for short.