A Simple Attitude Adjustment

My Dance Prof:

“I’m okay with your performance if you’re okay with it. I enjoy having you in my class; I love your energy.”

I got to the point where I thought, “Look. It’s only one credit, she knows you’re blind and she probably enjoys the challenge, and she also knows you can dance because you took Improv from her last semester. You’re doing it for the exercise, remember? And because you love to dance, not because you care what a bunch of dance majors who are strangers think. Keep it light-hearted and don’t let it get you when you don’t get it right. Just brush it off.” And I do. And I’ve transformed into what I remember being at EFYs and Youth Conferences (these are like workshops and get-togethers for youth in the LDS church): Bouncy, spunky, perky, devil-may-care, and chattery to anyone and everyone. Actually what the epitome of (blonde) Jenn from HS was. Is, if she’s not dead by now.

Sometimes a sense of apathy can be a good thing.

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About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on September 8, 2006, in From Rabid-Mormon Land Known As Utah. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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