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.