When the time comes...

As you mature, you go through stages.

That's life.

There will come a time when you will out-grow your current
environment and have to move on.

This is not only normal, but it's very healthy.

In a business class that I was taking, our professor spoke of
your "team" in business...your attorney, your financial advisor
your accountant...the list goes on and on.

As you mature however, the person who was suited to be your
accountant may not be suited for the next level in your business

Same goes for dance.

There will come a time when you have to move on because
your current instructor, partner, class are not at the level
you are in.

This may be hard to accept at first, but it is a very normal
and healthy part of your dance.

The trick is to surround yourself with people that not only
recognize this, but also support it.

Breaking off ties with someone because you have out-grown
them is tough, however, both you and the person you are
breaking from will appreciate it.

No one should get in your way of achieving the next level.

And if that means changing your environment somewhat (instructor
partner, venue, whatever...) then that's what you have to

Now, coping with that change is not easy, but if you think
about it in terms that you are not breaking away, but rather
enriching your life, then it will be easier for you.

Of course, the person you are breaking away from may not
like it, and if at any point they become resentful, then they
clearly do not have your best interest in mind.

I know it's tough, but...

...when the time comes, you MUST move on.


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Thanks, Fernando. This really touches my heart, especially today. I have been really questioning myself about the whole new dance coach thing. A lot. And maybe you're right. Moving on is good for us both, and just a part of life. At least I'm parting ways with him knowing that my feelings for him are and always will be positive. If it was meant to be, we'll meet again on another level. 8)

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