Second meme of the day, this time the five things are from mofic1. Breasts 2. Florida 3. College (I associate you so much with college
that I missed that you graduated!) 4. Choreography 5. Friends (you seem
to have so many and they seem to have such adventures)
HA!!!!!!! Ohhhhhhh man. Me and my breasts. Well, it’s been a decade-long love affair, me and my breasts, ever since I started to develop in fifth grade. They helped me be the first girl to have a boyfriend when middle school started and I knew no one, and they let me reel in a senior when I was a freshman in high school. I guess they help me transition… they’ve served as great conversation starters… they were even my facebook pic for a long time. It’s not that they are huge or anything, I just take pride in knowing how to work them to make them look like it if I need them to. But, yeah, I love my boobs very very much and have for a while. When I lost weight they left me for a little while, but now they’re back and I’m falling in love all over again and realizing how crazy I was to think it was okay for them to go away in the first place.
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a snob. When people ask where I’m from, I always say Miami and never Florida because in my mind Miami and Florida are very different places. People have gotten mad at me (I’ve even lost friends cuz of it), but I will dispute it to my last, Miami is not a part of Florida. Miami is North Havana. Culturally, Miami is different, politically we are closer to a South American country, even the driving laws are different in Miami (making a right hand turn from the left lane is always acceptable, it’s never too late to make a U-turn, and never signal because the element of surprise is crucial when changing lanes) Growing up I wanted nothing more than to get out of Miami because without a car, Miami is a terrible place to live. But now that I’m out I get ridiculously nostalgic about my hometown.
College was a blast; I’m so fortunate to have gone where I did. It completely changed the course of my life, helped me find my love of dance, exposed me to people and subjects and worlds I never even realized was out there. But most of all, at college I learned *how* to learn so that even now I crave and seek and learn stuff that I never would have thought I’d care to learn about before (Science?? Me?? Never!! Except, apparently, sometimes...) Ah, man, I could talk about my college experience for ever.
Or “One of those things I never would have found without college”
There’s something about dance making that thrills me in a way that I haven’t found in other mediums. I stress out over it and go back and forth over the validity of what I want to make and express and wonder if it actually needs to be made. I’ll back away from it for months at a time. But there always comes that time when I start to see bodies moving in my mind’s eye and get the itch to see if what I’m thinking is even humanly possible and most times it’s not! But the pursuit leads to such fun and interesting avenues that it’s worth it to try. And now that I’m out of school, I’m finding I have to navigate the hard truth that what I’ve spent time and money creating with friends may never see stagelights and it hurts, but I’m getting to accept it. Right now, I’ve decided, I’m trying to find my choreographic interests and voice, and that’s okay. This is the time to do it. I mean, Mark Morris spent something like five years in New York before he actually choreographed something here…
It probably stems from being an only child, but it’s been like a mission all my life to make and keep friends. Which is pretty funny because I’m so quiet and withdrawn on LJ… but, yeah, in RL I’m very particular about people who are my friends. I like people who make me laugh, which may seem like something off a Hallmark card, but its true. I like people who are funny and if I find someone funny I tend to hook on to them and keep them in some sphere of mine, or other. I like to know enough people that if suddenly, whether I’m here or back home, I’m swept with the urge to spend time around people, I can whip out my phone and arrange time with *someone*. I’ve maintained friendships with people from pre-school, elementary school, middle school, high school… people I’ve met at parties and people that have dated people I’ve known and decided to keep in touch with. I dunno, I just like to know people.