Be Fearless.

Ask Me AnythingArchive

I don’t think people understand how brutally honest I am when I say “I love to dance.” I’ve never been in love before, but I’m positive that the feeling dance gives me is what it feels like. People can say it’s not a sport, but I’m as much as an athlete as any soccer, basketball, baseball or football player. When you’re playing basketball, you don’t have to look good. You could be in absolute pain and show it. You could get someone to come in for you. But when I’m in a show, I have to be smiling even if my toenail is falling off and my ankle is swelling. I have to finish out by myself because there’s no one else who could do the job. I have the upmost respect for them, but I think what I do is harder. Not necessarily physically. But mentally. As a dancer, I have to dig into my feelings and emotions to create the magic people see. I have to fight the voice in my head saying that “I can’t.” When I’ve been at the studio for 5 hours and I’m sore and tired and hungry and all I want to do is cry, there’s five little words I told my parents when I was three that keep me holding on: “I was born to dance.”

471 notes

  1. lifeinpirouettes reblogged this from makennakathleen
  2. comewithmeandkissme reblogged this from makennakathleen
  3. nmswinehart reblogged this from makennakathleen
  4. whogivesafuqq reblogged this from makennakathleen
  5. fourthposition reblogged this from makennakathleen
  6. mermaid-of-the-earth reblogged this from makennakathleen
  7. dancerwithacamera reblogged this from makennakathleen
  8. sleepinghorizonsonapiercedlow reblogged this from makennakathleen
  9. ivorypiglet reblogged this from makennakathleen
  10. izz-blass reblogged this from makennakathleen
  11. dancerforlifexoxoxo reblogged this from makennakathleen
  12. heaheav reblogged this from makennakathleen
  13. the-fitness-clairy-things reblogged this from makennakathleen
  14. britneepls reblogged this from makennakathleen
  15. dancer-with-a-dream reblogged this from makennakathleen
  16. peterpandiehard reblogged this from makennakathleen
  17. alymay8377 reblogged this from makennakathleen