I used to routinely post a Throwback Thursday picture on my social media. But I haven’t done that in a LONG time. Thanks to Facebook memories though, it’s not hard to take that trip down memory lane! Although… sometimes it’s memories we’d rather NOT see!
I think all of the photos I grabbed were from high school… Maybe because before then, I didn’t have a Facebook? Either way, it brought up some great memories. Especially from my dance days. I had so many great friends when I danced. And taking ballet really taught me discipline. When I started classes at age 11, I immediately fell in love with ballet. Tap and jazz were fun, but ballet was my first love when it came to dance.
During high school, I took dance classes at two separate studios. I was also part of the Griffin Ballet Theatre, where I danced in my first “Nutcracker.” And then went on to perform in quite a few of them!
Back then, I was ready to dance… any and everywhere. Just ask my mom! I used to embarrass her by dancing in the grocery store! It was definitely in my blood. After I stopped dancing, radio became my next passion. Now here I am… over 10 years in the radio biz! While I loved dancing, my body just wasn’t cooperating with me. With scoliosis, I had a lot of pain. But I also had limitations in flexibility and range of motion.
I also included a few prom pictures. The funny thing about that? I went to prom three times… and I didn’t even attend the high school! I was homeschooled. And each prom, I went with a guy friend– never a boyfriend. One of the photos also features a family friend who was trying to show me how to dance for prom! Haha!