Two years ago today, I posted this self-portrait on Tumblr.
I post this photo with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I love this photo because it shows pointe shoes that have been stained with excessive wear over time. This wear and tear represents the long hours I spent developing my dance skills, but also the passion I have for dance.
On the other hand, this photo is a painful reminder of lessons I’ve had to relearn this year, which is simply this: love is shown through actions, not words.
Some of you remember when I posted this photo the first time, others won’t. If you do remember, I just want to say thank you for supporting me for the last two years. I really appreciate it. :)