Hey everyone! Hope all of you are enjoying the month of April so far. Just letting you all know what I've been up to. First off I just want to say that the month of March was a huge month for me! I was blessed so much with different dance opportunities. My workshop with Alvin Ailey ended and it was amazing! A dream come true!!!!! I remember about 7 years ago when I lived in Texas and I was OBSESSED with Alvin Ailey, I'm sure some of you remember that :) I thought that just to visit the Ailey Dance Center would be a dream come true. I remember the first time I got to go there for a class and they gave me a class card LOL!!! That was my little prized possession. It didn't really hit me until the week before the performance that I realized, "Hey, I'm performing at Alvin Ailey!" I then started inviting people and letting them know. I began to realize how much of a big deal it was to me. Both shows that I was performing at were sold out so none of my friends could come but it was a great event for me and the LORD! I enjoyed the entire day, and got to hang out with some really cool people. That entire weekend was pretty big. It was Easter weekend and I was also acting in Brooklyn Tab's Story of Love production that Friday and Sunday. I had a lot of fruitful conversations with some of the other cast members about living out our dreams and purposes. It is medicine to the soul to speak with others who share the same passions as you do. I encourage you all to find people who will help encourage you in the path God has you on and the purpose He has on your life. It will bless you LOTS!
Speaking of friends, I also met a new friend last month by the name of Justin Reid. I'd seen Justin around at Brooklyn Tab for a while and I knew that he took amazing pictures never in my dreams did I think he would ask me to do a photo shoot with him. I was so happy to agree to do it and we ended up getting some AMAZING pictures, because he's cool like that :) If any of you would like to see these pictures or any of Justin's work check out his page jreidphotography.wordpress.com it's just a few out of 10,000 photos we took that day :) I look forward to doing more with him in the future.
I also got to play a part in helping choreograph for the Compel night service that took place last Friday night. There are certain times when I do things with dance or acting when while I'm doing it I take it all in... it's a little hard to describe in words. I would LOVE to get paid for what I do, and I'm beginning to look into opportunities that would do that, if any of you know anyone PLEASE let me know, but there are moments when I'm dancing or acting I look around and take everything in and there is this amazing feeling that wells up in my heart...even if I never get paid for what I do as an actress or a dancer I feel like I've already gotten a reward for it. Makes sense? We got to dance as an outreach before Compel Night started on Fulton Street and to be honest I was horrible at memorizing the steps for that dance :) but I made it work :) LOL!!!! But there was a time when we went out like the 3rd time to do the same dance number and this overwhelming joy just came over me :) It's kinda like the feeling you get when you were a kid and it's Christmas Eve and you know that toy you've been asking for is under the tree... yeah, that feeling. I was SO excited! And to know that it was to help tell people about Jesus and change lives....WHAT?!?!!?! I'm so glad you all are here to witness my journey in this endevor. Oh, you can also check out the pics on Justin's page to see a little bit of my growth as a dancer as well. God is SO GOOD and INCREDIBLY faithful!!!!
Until next time :)