This past fall I got a stress fracture in my foot from over use. This may not sound like a big deal but my career relies on me being able to dance. I was placed in a boot and was told to take a couple of weeks off. An injury like this can be a huge set back for dancers and affect their casting for the rest of the season. I felt helpless and if it wasn’t for my best friend Madelyn, I wouldn’t of come back so quickly or so strong. Besides also being an increidble ballet dancer Madelyn is a really beautiful person, inside and out. She saw how upset I was about my injury and wanted to help me in any way she could. She encouraged me to cross train and would go to the gym before and after work to stretch, strengthen and tone. When I was finally able to start slowly dancing again she stayed after in the studio to help me get my strength and stamina back. When I first got injured I wasn’t sure if I would even be able to dance for the rest of the year but thanks to my incredible and amazing friend Madelyn I was back, stronger than ever and danced as a soloist in the opening night of our Nutcracker!
Who empowers you? Is there a person in your life who encourages you to be your best, pushes you to reach your goals or someone who helps you overcome obstacles? Can you be that person for someone?
Madelyn and I are dressed in Athleta.