I bought ballet slippers and leotard for myself about a year ago, thinking I would take a class last year, but there was never a good time, and there were at least 10 others excuses I pulled out that prevented me from committing. No time, too expensive, I'm too out of shape, it's too far away from home, etc. Well, last week, all my excuses disappeared. Once I enrolled Ells, I looked at the class schedule and discovered there is an open class across the hall from where Ells will be at the exact same time. So I can either sit in a hallway for an hour and chat it up with some other moms, or I can take the open class. Kind of a no-brainer.
I am so excited I can barely concentrate on anything else.
Will I know anyone from my previous ballerina life in class? Hopefully.
Will I be the fattest one in the room? Probably. I don't even care!
Will I know what I'm doing? Absolutely!
Will I be able to walk on Monday? Definitely not!
Will I get strong enough to take the class en pointe sometime during the year? Hell yeah!
It's been 17 years since my last ballet class, and I'm just 5 days from my next one.