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Dance, Dance!

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Happy May!

It’s also International Dance Day.¬†You know I couldn’t pass on an opportunity to talk about dance. ūüôā I don’t have a bunch of pictures, but I’m posting what I have.

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May 1, 2018

Taking My Photography Hobby Seriously

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I love taking pictures.

Capturing moments, settings, awesome views, facial expressions. It’s so cool to me. It reminds me of choreography and theatre staging. Having a theme or concept in mind, and working on achieving the right shot at the right time. I love it.¬† So, I’ve been dabbling for a few years, but at the end of last year, I made the decision to step it up with my photography.¬† After I took my friend Ica’s workshop¬†in January, it was on!

Y’all know my theme for the year was “Challenge yourself”.¬† Learning more, doing more.¬† Bringing my camera along with me and experimenting with lenses. Stepping out and sharing my photos on social media. Actually telling people that I take pictures.¬† I haven’t always been good at promoting my work or informing, but I’m growing into that confidence. And I have some awesome friends who have been so encouraging all year. So, if you’re reading¬† – thank you!

Because of my commitment and awesome favor, it has led to some cool opportunities, which included my first paid gig.

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December 20, 2017

Being Creative with Canva!

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I know the calendar year begins in January, but like most teachers, my work year starts in the fall.¬† Not that it wasn’t important before, but with new jobs and other changes going on, I have to constantly manage my time and stay organized.

As part of my “Challenge yourself” routine,¬†I had to kick it up a notch in regards to my teaching and choreography. If I’m on my A-game on all fronts, I know my students will follow. That’s always my goal. So that means I need to keep everything I write in one place so I don’t lose anything.

The buying part was easy. (Y’all know how I go ga-ga over notebooks and stationery. ) With my blue binder, I assembled my perfect kind of notebook – cute folder dividers, paper with lots of space to write, the works.¬†But something was missing. I didn‚Äôt have a cover; my mother suggested I’d make one. To make it my own.¬† So, I used Canva to create a poster.

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October 20, 2017

30 by 30: Part One

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Back to the introspective me…

What are my goals? 

How will I get them done? 

For the next twelve months, I am challenging myself to transition into the best me. So, why not create a fun twist on these goals? A few things I would to do/accomplish/see, etc. by my birthday:

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October 15, 2015