Returning to Ballet at 50: Dressember Day 9

“I realized, if not now, when? Or more aptly, if not now, never.”- Yona Zeldis McDonough
These words hold so much truth. Lately, I’ve been struggling with figuring out my next steps. I too often err on the side of caution because I am at ease with the familiar. Yet, I wonder if the path I’m heading down is only providing temporary stability and satisfaction; that I am doing myself a disservice and stiffing the potential and happiness of my life? Is it too safe?
A friend recently told me that “life doesn’t change until you make that decision.” And they are right. I sometimes wish life came with a manual. It’d be so much easier. Until then, I’ll continue to figure it out. One experience/trial/stumble/mistake/ fashion disaster after another, until I can say, “This is where I’m supposed to be.”
Finally, I read this little piece about starting again, wherever you left off. I thought it was touching and well written.
Enjoy!
Yona Zeldis McDonough on her return to ballet at fifty.

————–Dressember Day 9—————–

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I love LOVE!

A couple of friends of mine asked me to take their engagement photos. I was hesitant at first because I did not want to ruin these important photos for them. They reassured me that they would be satisfied with whatever I produced. Still skeptical, I agreed and needless to say I am happy with the results. Below are a few photos taken through out the city of Los Angeles.

It was tons of fun and they loved their photos!

The Concrete Jungle

I went to NYC for the first time a couple of weeks ago and loved it.

It isn’t a “touristy” love either, it’s more of a I’m-suprised-I-feel-so-comfortable-here, Second-home kind of feeling.

I’m a natural explorer, so I basically traversed the city’s main museums and let my imagination run wild.

Here are a few of the photos that I took.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What about you, have you ever been to NYC? What was your impression and/or experience there?

-Patty