When the 20/21 Ballet Arizona season started, my work ethic was much more intense. As mentioned earlier, I worked hard in every class but coming back, I had much more drive and determination. I felt a greater appreciation to be back in a studio. Being able to move and really jump felt so liberating.
Although coming back had many challenges, including getting back into shape and trying to figure out and coordinate my body, every correction given in class is now treasured.
It is not that I took corrections before COVID unseriously, but I will admit that there were days when I was tired and wouldn’t apply them as rigorously as I should have. I’d find myself taking a Scarlet O’Hara approach, telling myself that I would concentrate and work on it tomorrow.
Now, living through an unpredictable pandemic, I push myself each day, treasuring each moment, not knowing what the future may hold.