Lost childhood?

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4 years old

Hello again beautiful people,

Thank you for all your support and kind words directed towards me starting this blog! Please feel free to add your comments, opinions, and questions! I would love to hear from you all.

I had an interesting conversation with someone about my first blog post and they asked, “Don’t you feel like you’ve missed out on your childhood?”

It really got me thinking, so I thought it would be nice to share my thoughts with you all.

As I talked about in my first post, I started dancing at the age of three. I never did anything else apart from dance, unless you counted my side hobbies which were piano, cross country and drawing.

Dancing is my passion and my love. I chose to pursue it ever since I was six years old, but to be honest I never really knew anything else.

Yes, I never had the “typical” childhood that other kids would have like, going to parties every other weekend, going to sleepovers, catching up with friends and so forth. I would always have to use the excuse “Sorry, I can’t come. I have dancing”. I always felt bad for not being able to see or spend time with people. It was natural for me to think thoughts like, what if I were to miss out on one lesson? Maybe I should quit dancing so I can be normal? But I realised that I would get bored instantly and through my eyes my life would be meaningless without dance.

They would the ask me, “Can’t you just skip a lesson?” I felt frustrated every time someone asked this, only because I was too naïve to realise that I was lucky enough to have found something that I am passionate about and determined to commit my life to at such a young age.

From reading this you may think that I am psychopathically obsessed with dancing (which I kind of am), but I did make a huge attempt to balance my schooling, dancing and social life. (Sidenote: going to dancing lessons is social in its self.)

So to answer the question, no I don’t think I’ve missed out on my childhood. Everyone had a different way of being brought up, a way of seeing life. Everyone is unique. No one has experienced the same childhood, though I will admit mine is slightly out of the norm.

My childhood is dancing and I couldn’t/wouldn’t want to picture it any other way.

Thanks for reading.

Much love,

Jana x

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