• stepping out dark shadow images of three young girls in dancing tutu's backstage waiting to dance
    Learning the Hard Way

    Stepping out

    I am in a place in my life where everything is scary and done alone. Tonight I am heading into the dance lesson by myself. After will be a group social event.  Stepping out alone is very new to me. My skin is crawling. I’m shaking. I want to leave. But I showered and shaved so in I go.  On goes the mask. On goes, the act.  This is comfortable for me.  What makes it the slightest bit easier is there is comfort in dance for me.  For as long as I could remember I wanted to dance.  I wanted lessons so badly that it became a daily request for…