A couple weeks ago I started having this awful feeling in the front part of my lower leg. Kind of felt like a shin splint. But one that never goes away. So, after doing the asinine approach- ignoring it and not taking proper care of it right away, I allowed it to get worse. I think… After a visit with the doc, it was determined that I have tendinitis.
Recovery regimen: RICE. That’s it?! No time frame. Just RICE.
So, he popped a shot of cortisone in my leg and sent me home in a boot. A BIG boot. It’s been two weeks and I’m still in recovery mode. I haven’t been good about resting it because of work now, instead of 2 weeks without dance and gym time, I’ll most likely be 4 weeks without. And let me tell you something… it is NOT easy to sit still in the city or in general for that matter. This is my nightmare.
Take home note: All of you machines out there- take care of yourselves. Stretch and take it easy sometimes. Or else you might find yourselves in the exact spot I’m in… On the couch, taking off work and bored.
Going. To. FIght. This.
A broken machine,
We are going downtown folks!
In one month Katie and I will be packing our things and heading down the east side of the island to a precious little place people like to call Stuytown. Our rent, however, will not be traveling down. Worth it though. Aside from it being steps away from the East Village, one of my favorite neighborhoods in New York, our apartment is kickass. Laundry IN THE BUILDING Eugine (please reference older post on who this shmuck is), elevator, nice wood floors, a dishwasher! That’s a luxury here. Our apartment is in a community of other buildings and we have exclusive access to several outdoor activities and even a farmers market. We will also be taking on a new roommate! Miss Sarah Heeney! Can’t wait for you to join us out here :)
And the process for applying for this sweet ass place was easy as pie. Worlds different from what we had to go through last time. Once again, you suck Eugine. It just took a couple of gathering papers, signatures here, mailing there, and boom, apartment! Not only that, we did it without having to pay a brokers fee! Aka, saved myself about $1200. I’m so savvy. But as always, still an expensive process. Either way, I’m excited.
So much more to update you on too!
But for now,
from sunny NYC,
an excited new home renter,
And I still hate you Eugine.
I booked a new gig! And it’s well, different…
It’s brand new and they call it a “collective”. Basically it’s a group of dancers who want to choreograph and put on a show and don’t have the funds to do it alone. So, they collectively came together, auditioned dancers, and are creating pieces for a future show! Neat idea.
All of the choreographers could not be more different in terms of choreography. Cool because, I think it will make the show that much more interesting. Case in point, I was cast in two pieces and not only are the styles polar opposite, but their ways of teaching and running rehearsals are different.
The styles of dance being presented are… interesting. Definitely not what I am used to recently. But, even though I feel completely out of my comfort zone (not saying it’s negative), it’s not a bad gig. I have one rehearsal a week, so, minimal time commitment. The choreographers are completely lax on everything (probably because they don’t know what their doing most of the time.) And it’s SOMETHING for me to do. After not doing anything, but taking class for a little bit, it’s always nice to know I’m still worth the craft I came out here to love and do.
I just finished my first week of rehearsals. Details to come. And oh boy, I especially cannot WAIT to tell you about one of them. Let’s just say for now that my “homework” was to watch videos and research Stevie Nicks. <— Click ;)
Keep your mind free and heart open.
Cheers to new and interesting experiences.