As many of you know, 2013 is the year I decided to embark on my own journey of business ownership. I was struggling to find meaning in my life when it came to pole dancing and through my frustration and overwhelming stress regarding the issue, I came to the realization that I needed to independently create the vision I knew would bring clarification to the passion I feel for pole dancing. It was the birth of Pole Harmony as a business.
Another moment I also identify as being crucial to my ongoing process of learning as an instructor was back in May when I was part of the judge's panel for the Pole Sports Organization Central Pole Championships in Chicago, Illinois. It was an honor to have been selected to judge the advanced level competitions. The entire experience was an amazing learning opportunity for me.
This year I didn't get to travel as much as I have in previous years. I worked on and completed a second degree in nursing which involved a lot of my time during the summer months. I did however, get the opportunity to join friends during our annual beach trip where I attended my favorite go to destination pole studio, Flow Fitness in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was during one of the many classes I attended that I formed the concept of my future Pole Harmony class offering, Body by Pole. I have always encouraged students to take as many classes as they can. No class is ever beneath you. It's this idea that is so important in building character as a disciplined dancer. Every experience is an opportunity to learn. Even ones we perceive as being little, they can turn out to be bigger than we'd imagined.
The final Best of 2013 would definitely have to be winning Performer of the Year in Indianapolis' local RAW with my dance partner, Patricia Boylan-Riggs and her professional pole dancing performance group, Aerial Evolution. Receiving the RAW award this month was the perfect summary to my year in pole dancing for 2013. It's been a wild ride this past year full of ups and downs amongst a lot of hard work. I sincerely hope that everyone else in the community- those new and old to the scene have had as much of a year as I have. Looking forward to 2014 and all that is to come!
Blog Hop is a monthly blog topic involving pole dancing blog contributors from around the world actively involved in the online Pole Dancing Bloggers Association. Each month we write our perspective about a given topic pertaining to the pole dancing community. To read fellow Pole Dancing Bloggers Association December Blog Hop entries: click here.