After graduating college I thought I would go out and start my new life and have new experiences with new people and finally get to live life with a schedule I wanted and ultimately blaze my own path. The time of managing my life according to the wills of others (aka professors) was over, the time for unapologetically being who I am was upon me and I was ready. Now, almost a year later I'm living in Seattle with my first fulltime job dancing 1/4th the amount I was in college yet still striving to achieve the fulfillment I was sure I would have by now. This struggle has been the catalyst to start living life in a wonder-lust way and learning to apply this new lifestyle to dance. So yes, on the surface I'm jumping onto what's currently trending and buying into the millennial idea of being special and needing everyone to hear my voice, shoot me. But I'm even more interested in how this idea relates to being a dance artist. So, I'm writing a blog to turn my thoughts into concrete ideas that are true to me.
Wonder-lust: Thriving for wonderment and beauty in everyday life. Embracing "newness" and being a beginner at life. Breaking old habits and finding openness in mind, body, and spirit.
Identifying myself as a wonder-luster is not exclusive to going out on grand explorations and adventures. But being open to finding adventure in trying new foods, listening to new music, hearing new thoughts, forming new opinions, seeing new sights, meeting new people, taking new classes, finding new movement patterns, and exploring new frontiers.