The studio got a call yesterday from someone who manages the accounts and schedule for a couple I just started teaching. Kind of caught me by surprise, since they hadn't mentioned him. It was a bit worrying when he explained who he was - I suspected I was about to get shouted at for talking them into using money without his permission - the secretary warned me he was a bit 'odd' when she gave me his number. I managed not to overthink it however, as I dialled his number and introduced myself.…Continue
Sometimes I have trouble acting like I know what I'm doing in a lesson - I frequently ask my students how they like the pace, what dance they want to work on, if they want to practice a step one more time or move on, all under the guise of 'I need to make sure they feel included in the process'. Thing is, I'm coming to realize that many people don't want to question the process like this - they just want to be directed, so they don't have to think. Yesterday, I used this greater authority to…Continue
I've noticed lately, that I have more moments when I can back to myself and feel the emotions that are arising in response to a particular situation. And when that happens, I feel a greater sense of control, that I can release the frustrations I feel simply by allowing this moment to be. I've read a good deal about how all negative emotion arises from resisting the situation I'm facing at the moment, but this past week represents the most consistently I've ever applied it. It has created…Continue
I was playing a video game yesterday, like I used to. I also used to play far too much of it. I noticed before too long however, that I was growing bored. It didn't seem to have the same power over me it used to. It felt good to stop on my own accord.