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Why I Take Ballet Classes, And Why I Like Them

About eight months ago, I had the idea that maybe I should be doing something to work on flexibility and posture, like yoga. I've taken yoga in the past and liked it, but never really loved it enough to stick with it. Maybe I'll try ballet, I thought.

A lot of members of my family and extended family have taken ballet, as have a disproportionately high percentage of girls I've dated. Through them I've been exposed to it in bits and pieces, and I always admired the discipline of it. Ballet is so exacting and precise that even after years of work it's still near impossible, but ballet dancers press on despite that. I always admired the tenacity it seemed to build.

I also like going to ballets, as long as they're not modern ballet. Between seeing all the good things that came out of others doing ballet and thinking it may help me appreciate watching ballet more, I figured I'd take one class and try it out. The fact that it was weird for a straight guy to take ballet probably factored in, as well.

I was pretty much hooked at my first class. In life I like the idea of working as hard as humanly possible but still trying to make it look good on the outside, and ballet was the dance form that reflected that. It felt great to wake up on Sunday morning, ride my motorcycle downtown, and then slip on ballet shoes, stretch out, and learn something difficult and physical.

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Hey Sebastian

I hope your travels are going well. My time tracking has been going great. I added a whole ton of stuff as well as a journal. I'm trying really hard to track my energy levels and figure out how to increase that since it is pretty much the deciding factor in how much I can get done. The whole process has really been helping me out. Just the fact that I know I am writing each block of time down makes me want to use it in a way I would be proud of.

I could use a bit of advice though. The whole system seems to break down whenever, i am busy especially if it involves running around of place to place. Any suggestions on how to deal with this?

Great questions here. Well first, congrats on getting onto time tracking, it's one of those things that's potentially life changing. I've gotten huge mileage out of it.

But yes, this is something I've realized lately - probably the #1 way people get off-track in their habits is by having some sort of hard time happen. Stress, illness, being overwhelmingly busy, something like that.

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