... you get new tights in the mail, and feel like it's Christmas.
... you wake up sore in places you didn't know you had most every other day.
... you hide your feet, but love to show off your arches/pointe.
... you own more shoes than clothing.
... most of your clothing has spandex in it.
... leotards are a perfect substitute for underwear or a bra.
... you have two closets, one for clothes, one for costumes.
... you wake up with one leg tucked underneath you, and your knee under your chin most nights.
... you do splits while watching tv.
... you stand with your feet turned out all of the time.
... you tap dance while waiting in line at the grocery store.
... you own more foot lotions than face creams.
... you have a box of pointe shoes, way past their life time, but you can't get rid of them.
... you die everytime you see someone try to tie the laces all the way up their legs "like a ballerina".
... you have issues dancing at parties because there is no choreography.
... you are incredibly graceful, but can't walk without tripping.
... you know what plantar fasciitis and/or tendonitis is, and how freaking painful it is.
... you have at least one joint in your body that clicks or pops everytime you move it.
Getting ready for this year's dance recital. I just got a box in the mail with 4 new pairs of tights and a leotard to go under my costume, and I can't believe how incredibly happy it made me. I'm in 8 numbers this year including 2 duets and a solo. I'm doing a hiphop/lyrical mixed duet that is going to be sweet if we remember the choreography.
I still need to finish 2 costumes for the show, but otherwise, I can't wait for this weekend.
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