Recent content by Aura

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    Silly things non-dancers say

    This is one I've definitely gotten more than once. Person X: "So, how long have y'all been dating?" (referencing a male friend that I also dance with, or even my teacher) Me: We're not dating. The most amusing part of conversations like this is watching their incredulous expressions...
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    Life is Hard Thread

    I think waiting is one of the hardest aspects of life. It could be anything. That feeling of running an emotional marathon while still trying to not let life get you down. My life is a blessed one, but waiting for love has always been hard, particularly right now. I've been doing my best to...
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    Thanks for the encouraging comments, everyone. I'm seeing him again tonight for a school event. Very excited! :)
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    Whining Thread #2

    [beginning of money rant] Please correct me if I'm wrong in my thinking here, but the hair-splitting, penny-pinching habits at university are really starting to grate my nerves. I'm on a detoxification diet, part of a larger lifestyle change. I'm happy I only live around 20-30 minutes away...
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    I went on my first ever date on Thursday. :shy: He was really sweet and polite, and I didn't make a complete idiot out of myself. To summarize, I met him last semester at a college event, and he ended up asking me out, which completely threw me off guard because I just went there to dance...
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    What's your dance fantasy?

    1) Perfect my Viennese Waltz, which I danced for the first time yesterday in a local competition. It wasn't too bad for a "first competition" Viennese. 2) Similarly, I want to learn more Argentine Tango, enough to be able to dance it well socially. I'll have to talk to my teacher about that...
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    Whining Thread #2

    I'm emotionally smarting right now, so this is going to be long. Okay, the phrase "no offense" has to be the crappiest qualifier in the world. If you have to say it at the beginning or end of your statement, don't say it at all. I know that I am not my writing, but I put bits and pieces of...
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    Policy on admitting children to Dances, do you have?

    I have several young children that go to my studio. Most of them are students like me, but the ones that don't have plenty of things to keep them occupied. I'm glad for that. The last thing I want to do is knock little Susie over and potentially face the ire of a parent. Minor tangent: I...
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    This is definitely something I'm working on, focusing on what I have versus what I don't. That's why I was asking for other perspectives. If you have any more advice for maximizing what I have now, do tell. Thanks.
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    This is totally random, but it's had a significant mental presence since my pro left: Is there any distinct advantage that I'm being taught by a woman? Maybe there isn't, but I'm just curious. The two remaining male teachers are tied up. One is a newer teacher that's learning the ropes, so...
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    Whining Thread #2

    My pro left unexpectedly because of family matters. I'd only been his student for a little over a year, but apparently it was enough time for me to form a bond because I'm really feeling that emptiness one feels when someone one cares about moves on in some way. It also stinks because I was...
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    Embarrassing Situations (non-dance)

    While this happened to me, it wasn't embarrassing for me, more for the woman in the story. Apparently, I physically look much younger than my actual age. So much so that adults have thought me 13 when I was 18, 12 when I was 16, etc. Anyway, my family and I were on a cruise in the Baltics...
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    Whining Thread #2

    I've been thinking of the future lately because as a soon-to-be second semester junior in college, I don't have that much time left. What in the world am I going to do? Obviously, I'll try to find a job and get some practical work experience. Beyond that, I'm unsure, and I don't like that.
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    Will ballroom studios close after the baby boomer gen pass on?

    For what its worth, I'm in my early twenties and have been giving my studio plenty of business. I intend to give them more when I actually have a paying job. ;) The studio I frequent compared to the others in the area has the youngest demographic, with some steady students in their thirties...
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    R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

    Oh, I'll try to be more careful next time I'm tempted to post a cyber memorial. :sorry: