I know I promised a workout post (which I promise will be my next post), but I couldn’t let today go by without expressing my overwhelming feelings about yesterday. I’m not sure if any of you know the ‘epicness’ of Radio City Music Hall, but it is known worldwide for it’s remarkable performances and aboslutely breathtaking theatre. As a little girl I remember hearing about Radio City this and Radio City that. In my eyes, I thought it was the place that only the best of the best were given the privelege to step foot on that perfect stage. When I was about 12 years old my parents took our family to see the Nutcracker there. I remember feeling like an ant in the enormity of the theatre. The red velvet seat drowned my tiny body in and I watched in awe as my dreams started to soar. I knew one day I was going to be on that stage. And yesterday, it happened. Radio City holds 6,003 seats and crazy enough we were lucky to sell out the ENTIRE place!! I still can’t fully wrap my head around it. When we arrived to the theatre, I walked onto the ginormous stage and just looked out at the empty seats. An immediate rush of emotion overcame me because I had never seen something so remarkable. It was as if I was having a flashback looking at my 12 year old self sitting in one of those chairs staring back at me on the stage ten years later! I felt like I was putting a check mark on one of my Dream Bucket List items. It was insane. After exploring the stage for a few minutes, our cast was able to take a picture outside on top of the Radio City marquee. It was freezing cold but a memory that will last for the rest of my life.
I also had this epiphany yesterday…. I am the worst at getting so caught up in yesterday’s and tomorrow’s. Constantly worrying about what the past held and what the future is going to hold. A couple of days ago I was venting to one of my friends on tour about all sorts of random issues and she turned to me and said, “Jenna. You need to stop. You are completely ruining your days by not being present. Be present in right now and enjoy every second of it.” So yesterday I tried to only absorb the present. There are sooooo many beautiful moments we can miss if we are constantly in fastforward or rewind. When I soaked in every moment during yesterday’s adventures, I felt so much more at peace and content with what was happening. I also felt as if I had hundreds of little memories I could hold onto for the rest of my life. I’m going to make it my goal for the next couple of weeks to be more present. I think you should try it too. Anyways, long story short, we had an incredible show last night. I have never had so much adrenaline and excitement while dancing on that stage! I also slept like a baby because I was so exhausted from dancing my little heart out. It was the best day EVER!!