Whew it feel’s like I’ve been away from Cupcake N Dreams for awhile! However I throughly enjoyed the unofficial kick-off to summer holiday weekend and tried to stay true to my #lessscreentime goal I’ve made for the summer. I still want to be connected, but I am actively trying to disconnect for long periods of time, as such is the trend these days.
My weekend was equal parts relaxing and nostalgic! I spent a lot of time with family and friends enjoying the summer weather out on the lake. I felt a little rushed for time for parts of the days so I wasn’t able to make any of the recipes I have been meaning to make. When I have more people around I like to make things so that I don’t consume them all #noselfcontrol. I don’t want to get ahead of myself and wish away the summer but I can’t wait for 4th of July #favoriteholiday when I really bring out the red, white & blue! I also love that one of my hometown radio stations plays throwbacks all weekend. Hearing songs from the 90s and 00s is pure bliss 🙂
The second part of my weekend centered around my childhood dance studio’s 40th Anniversary Celebration at the annual recital weekend. I discreetly mentioned this in my What’s Up Wednesday post last week but us alumni were trying to surprise our beloved dance teacher with a dance at the end of the 1st day of recitals. Guess what?! it was a success! she was so surprised and overwhelmed with emotion and all of us alumni were emotional too. I loved being a dancer growing up, and most days I still consider myself one even though I don’t take regular classes, my posture definitely hasn’t kept up though #workingprogress. It was a beautiful moment of fun, nervousness, gratitude and family. I loved reconnecting with dance friends that I spent HOURS & HOURS with growing up. I also am never one to shy away from a stage haha so to be able to dance a quick routine at my old high school where I spent many May weekends performing all the dances it took months to learn, was a exhilarating feeling. I owe a lot to that dance studio and my teacher, for giving me the tools to succeed and handle things that have come my way in life so far. I love the lessons dancers are taught through movement such as discipline, poise, dedication, positivity and team work. It was also amazing to see the seniors who are graduating this year dance in their final recitals, some of them I personally taught when they were young. I was really moved that one of them remembered me as her teacher in her senior letter. It was so emotional to feel/see the passing of time, I know it happens and I try to hold on to it with a death grip even though I know it’s not healthy. It’s just that that place meant so much to me and gave me so much for so many years that I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I’ve left. I think this weekend showed me how much I really miss that part of myself 🙁 Sigh but time moves forward and I’m thankful I have opportunities, like alumni dances, to reconnect and reminisce. #DancerForever
Now I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer and all the big plans I have lined up:-) Oh and more lazy pool & lake days, hot dogs, bathing suits, wine, watermelon, summer songs, and great company!
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!