a very inspiring girl…

June 1, 2012

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Last night husband came home from work and asked if I wanted to go on a date to see the film First Position. I had been dying to see and it was only in select theaters until Thursday (yesterday). Being a dancer myself, this dance documentary hit home for me. It was so amazing, and not just because the dancers were incredible.

There was a story of a ballerina named Michaela DePrince. I fell in love with this sweet girl’s story. Born in a war zone in Africa, this girl has seen more as a young child then some people will ever see in their lifetime. She told one story of seeing the rebels cut off her teachers arms and legs and throwing her body on the ground to die. Unbelievable for us Americans to hear of such things. In the middle of this war she called home, Michaela found a magazine with a beautiful ballerina on the cover and told herself she wanted to be just like her someday. And even though she had all odds working against her, she achieved that dream. I cried the whole movie. Seeing this girl come from such a hopeless situation to where she is now training with The American Ballet Theater in NYC is so incredible. Her story should inspire us all to realize that nothing is unreachable if we have passion for what we are doing and work hard at it every day. Michaela reminds us that dreams really can come true, but it’s up to us to go after them!

Next week I am going to start doing sewing tutorials for all of you! If you have any special request of something you would like me to teach you, let me know in the comments. First one will be how to turn a maxi dress into a maxi skirt! Have a great weekend loves!


17 thoughts on “a very inspiring girl…

  1. christina

    this is so very beautiful. my daughter danced for years, hoping to break some of these same barriers, that are alive today. i sent this link to her. i know she would love to see this glorious story.
    thank you for sharing.

    i stopped over from mary jo on fb.

  2. Elisabeth

    I haven’t heard of this! I’ll have to find it on disc when it comes out… I wish that I could dance more right now but I’ll have to settle for two classes a week and lots of memories 🙂

  3. katie

    i’ve heard this is magnificent….
    what a fun date night.
    hunkiest and i haven’t been to the movies in so long. we have been so disappointed by the movies lately. we’re convinced all the writing is now on t.v…..
    maybe i can convince him to go see this though….
    hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

  4. Mikayla

    I want to see it so much, I wonder when it will be available on DVD!
    I would love to see tutorials on
    altering mens shirts to fit women.
    Simple skirts from scratch.
    Maybe some accessories (scarves, creative jewelry…?)
    Haha I don’t know.

  5. Dance_Stars

    Nice post.
    And I would love for you to do a sewing tutorial on how to hem pants. I would love that. Some of my jeans are long and don’t know how to sew, but would love to learn

  6. Erica

    I’ve been dying to see this film. I danced professionally with a modern dance group for about two years, so it really hit home for me too. I’ve seen the preview for the film and the kids and their stories just look amazing!

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