My adult beginners’ ballet class ended last night. First new year’s resolution: accomplished!
It was a completely fun, ridiculous endeavor, and I’m so glad I did it, particularly to have the time with Cate and Stephanie each week.
I felt like taking this class was a small victory for me: to have kept doing something that I was naturally terrible at.
I was talking about this with Jonathan last week. We both are quick to give up on things that we don’t have a natural ability for. This, obviously, is a personal failing, but it’s the way I am; I want to be instantly great at something (indicating that I am both prideful and lazy).
Ballet, as I have learned, is NOT something that I have a natural ability for. I mean, look at these robot arms:
But I stuck with it, even though I felt mostly terrible about myself, and I think I improved on the most minute scale. And I’ve signed up for the second-level class, which will start at the end of March.
So, here’s to sticking with things you’re not good at!
(With thanks to Stephanie, and classmate Sarah, for the photos.)