Boyfriend Does Ballet: Second ballet class in…3 years?

It has definitely been a long time since I’ve done any ballet or taken a ballet class. I have to admit–I miss it. I’ve been relatively inactive since graduation: I became so used to being in college and going to the gym all the time because it was convenient. Once I graduated (and moved off campus), it wasn’t.

Now that I have a job I can start going to dance classes again and that’s what I intend to do.

Being at the barre felt bizarre. When I “started” ballet in high school through my schools theater program, we never did barre work. Now I know most of you are thinking “Blasphemy! How could you not work at the barre?!?!” but the dance classes were mostly there so we could gain exposure to different styles of dance. It also served as time to work on dances for our yearly musical and teach us the fundamentals. I definitely don’t miss doing jazz squares for 2 minutes in our musicals.

Back on topic: I forgot how tiring barre exercises are and how easy it is to forget form when trying to remember the entire combination.  When we were on the floor for our center combination I felt a little better about the combination, but still felt extremely lacking due to my terrible form.I have a lot of catching up to do in terms of technique and fitness.

All in all, I definitely want to start dancing more. It’s expensive, yes, but I feel that it’s worth it for how different it exercises the body and the mind compared to just going to the gym.

Why do you take ballet classes?

Thursdays are for Thinking out Loud #3: Stuck in a Rut

Letting HQ take over this week’s stream of conscious post for a different perspective (and since I’m a bit busy at this moment.) 

Check out this week’s link-up here.



So here I am writing a post about my post undergraduate life that has been incredibly underwhelming. So much I wish I could be doing but can’t due to things like financial or transportation restraints, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been doing nothing. So here is my life as of lately:

Finding An “Entry Level” Job in the City Sucks

But really, since I have graduated I have applied to probably 100 different jobs, and I’ve gotten maaaaybeee two emails back and one or two phone calls. It sucks. I graduated with a degree in theater where I focused primarily on lighting design. And guess what, everyone wants you to have a degree AND 4-5 years professional experience. How do you get professional experience if the entry level job requires you have professional experience?

Codecademy is my Best Friend Too

So much code

So much code

I know Kristen posted it last week but it’s been one of the major things I have been working on. So much that I have done HTML/CSS, Python, Javascript, jQuery, PHP and Ruby on them and feel fairly comfortable doing basic code in any of those languages. While I don’t know what I’m going to do with knowing all of those I know I’m going to keep on working on it. I’m probably going to revamp my own blog soon just as Kristen did with ABP.

Never Stop Learning

Since I graduated I have not stopped learning. While yes, I’m depressed that despite going to college for four years I’m yet to find a job doing anything, it doesn’t mean I stop bettering myself. As said above, I have been learning coding but I have also been learning graphic design (ABP header for example), 3D modeling, and more about computers hardware and software.

I may be in a major rut in life, but I won’t stop pushing forward.

What do you do when you sense you’re “stuck in a rut”?

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