2016 was a year of lots of changes and transitions. I ended a long-time romantic relationship, I began a new one, I cut off all my hair, and I underwent a major surgery. On June 15th of last year, after I discovered a large mass on my left ovary, I underwent a major abdominal surgery to have the mass and my left ovary removed.
Following the procedure, where they cut through my abdominal wall to remove the mass, and following a few nights in the hospital, I was bed-ridden for some time. Getting out of bed hurt a LOT, and I had to go on walks around my basement regularly to help the healing process (although that was super painful too and I would get tired after just a few minutes). My wonderful family took care of me, and made me laugh a lot (which was a blessing and a curse since laughing was excruciatingly painful).
Luckily the mass was nothing serious, and I've made an full recovery. My bad-ass scar looks like an exclamation point, and within about 3 months of my surgery I was back to my normal active self.
The surgery was scheduled for 10 days before a concert I had been looking forward to for MONTHS. I had to BEG my mom to let me go, as it would be my first time leaving the house since surgery, and coordinated with the venue to have a stool for me to sit at (thank you 9:30 Club for the accommodations)!!
I could not have imagined that, exactly one year TO THE DAY later, I would be performing a piece I choreographed to my favorite Jon Bellion song, let alone choreographing a second piece and performing in 3 others.
His music has always touched me in a very special way, and his most recent album, The Human Condition, really inspired me and has helped me through so many challenges I've encountered.
And I am seriously SO proud of this piece and excited to perform it alongside other incredibly talented women in a showcase that I am honored and thrilled to be a part of.
The timing of the show still gives me chills when I think of just how perfect and meaningful it is.
After the countless hours of class & rehearsal that we have all spent creating, perfecting, and rehearsing our pieces, after this full year of personal growth and recovery, pouring my heart out on that stage with this group of women and friends is so important to me.
Which is why you are lovingly invited to watch the show!
Come watch us perform and support our passion for dance! Tickets are only $12 at a super cool venue in Washington, DC! There is a full program of innovate and incredible dance pieces choreographed by fellow talented and passionate dancers and creators.
It would mean SO much to me to see your sweet face in that audience!
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