Ouch. My hands are covered in more callouses than ever. My legs are bruised up and down. I sprained my hamstring last week, so I can’t quite straighten my left leg. My shoulders are bruised at the bone from all the front and back rollovers I’ve been doing. I hurt all over!
But I’m happy.
I love bringing more Pole into my life. Between my home practice and a bit more time at Vertical Fusion, I’ve been dancing for multiple hours a week. I was strong before, but now I’m really seeing my muscles go gangbusters. In fact, as I was peeling off my sweaty workout clothes for a shower last week, my shirt got caught on my shoulder muscles! That’s a thrilling feeling; no longer quite fitting into your loose, comfortable gym clothes.
I cannot express enough my joy at finally being able to make my own schedule. I might be working my you-know-what off everyday, all day, but I’m doing what I want to be doing, and it’s so tremendously rewarding.
In so many ways, I have Pole (and Pole people) to thank. Without Pole, I don’t know if I would have ever had the confidence to quit my job and start my own nutrition consulting business. Without the challenge of teaching dance classes, I would struggle more to get my name out there and in the open. And without the tremendous support of my dear friends in the Pole community, I don’t think I would have believed in myself.
This is just the beginning; there are yet so many more things I have to discover about myself.