My schedule for the past few weeks has been quite full. It’s a blessing. To work as a tap dancer/storyteller is something that not many people are allowed to do. It’s a gift. It’s also work. This is what the past few weeks have looked like:
10 days – Israel
7 days – Tokyo
7 days – Vancouver
14 days – Boise, Idaho (I made this video while here)
7 days – Rochester
7 days – Prepare for Tap Dance Freedom Intensive
6 days – Host Tap Dance Freedom Intensive
1 day – Consult and Perform on Film Shoot
5 days – prepare for trip to Barcelona
1 day – REST
14 days – Barcelona
I want to talk about that one day of rest and what it meant to me. Everything. I very rarely get a day to only rest. I still had an online coaching session with a tap dance student in Estonia, and ran some errands. But once the afternoon came about I was free to spend time with a friend. Food was involved, including gelato, and good, slow paced, conversation. We were both so tired that we found a nice shady spot in a park, laid down to cloud watch, and both unintentionally dozed off.
We woke up and both laughed at our unacknowledged need for sleep. What a beautiful thing it was to have the time and space to let the body do what it needed to recover from the stressors of life.
If there is anything I wish for others it is this: Rest.