I'm not sure if any of you readers are gymnasts, but for those of you who are, you know those days when you can't stay on the beam to save your life? It has nothing to do with that time of the month, or who you are or aren't dating, it's just this weird thing that sometimes happens. Our coach would be like, "ok, since you're having an "off beam" day, let's send you to conditioning instead."
Today was an "off ballet" day.
I just couldn't stay on. The combinations (which were actually really simple) were throwing me off like crazy, and I kept thinking that a root beer float sounded a lot better than adagios. No wonder I'm so skinny. At one point, we were all crowded in the corner, and I actually almost grabbed my stuff and snuck out the door. I somehow managed to stay during the entire class (plus five minutes after because my teacher wasn't satisfied with our final combination).
During hard days like this, I have to remember two very important things:
a) Fortitude builds character (as I learned from Calvin and Hobbes growing up)
b) I can do hard things. No really, I can.
I really really can.
Let's all tell ourselves that when we want to bail out (with a root beer float nonetheless) from something containing an ounce of self control, ok friends? Ok.
ps- I should mention something, friends. Although today was an off day, it's also the first day in a long time that I've started really re-considering auditioning for grad school again.
So I guess it wasn't too much of an off day. Right?