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And now, for a ballerina story...
As writers, we often commiserate about our writing and revision struggles, the pressures of the journey to publication, the stresses of balancing a writing life with the commitments of family, job, and so on. Today, I offer another "pointe" of view on the challenges of creative life from a wonderful Miami City Ballet dancer (and terrific blogger), Rebecca King.
Dancers spend a lot of effort preparing for, anticipating, and obsessing over auditions. Whether it’s for a summer course or a company audition, we all dwell over the subject. I had my share of obsessing over where I would go for the summers and if I would be able to get into a good year-round program. But for me, the obsessing was put on hold in February of 2006 when I was diagnosed with an os trigonum (that pesky extra bone in the back of the ankle that many dancers have removed). I decided to have the recommended surgery, but I had yet to secure a position in a year-round program. I had just graduated high school. What do I do now?
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