January 18, 2017

A Dream Come True….

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!!

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23 thoughts on “A Dream Come True….

  1. So last night I decided to treat myself on a date and go see the show. It was AMAZING!!!! You guys made me feel Iike I was right on stage dancing with ya. So much culture and so much sass in one night. This will be an experience that I will never forget. Sometimes the life here in New York is so fast paced that we forget to just stop and enjoy the day. You guys allowed me to slow down and enjoy life even if it was for a few hours! Loved it! Can’t wait to see you guys again!

  2. See dreams do come true Jenna!! So proud of you, it makes me beam with happiness. I’ve watched you grow as a dancer since I was a little girl, you’ve inspired me to do what I love doing. Keep doing what your doing, you’re making an impact. I love you so so so much, keep dancing Princess x

  3. Wish I could’ve been there! My mom tried to get us tickets for Christmas, but all sold out. Hopefully you guys will be there again and I’ll be there 🙂

  4. I’m so happy for you Jenna and congratulations on a dream come true for you so happy for you and your accomplish so proud of you thanks for sharing until next stay sweet and strong

  5. We were there this summer and the hall is amazing. I can only imagine how much better it was with you all on its stage. Can’t wait to see the show in Birmingham.

  6. Love your post! Just remember, sometimes it’s okay not to be okay. Just keep pushing and keep being you! Surround yourself with true friends and family that care about you and it’ll be a little easier to live in the present 😊

  7. It was amazing to be in that theater yesterday watching you! The energy from the audience was amazing!! You guys pull out an amazing show! It was my first you and I loved it!! When you see humble people performing and doing what they are passionate about the energy pass to the audience and that definitely happen yesterday! So bless that I was able to experience that.

  8. What an exciting evening it must have been! I was at the show in Verona, and was super disappointed that you weren’t at the meet and greet. I’ve been a huge fan since your SYTYCD days. We saw you in the hallway before the show, but I didn’t want to bother you by saying hello. The show was amazing! I hope that you and Artem can perform your dance on DWTS, I would love to see it since he was sick!

  9. You were right, Jenna. Only the best sets foot on the Radio City Music Hall stage, and your team of DWTS stars definitely preserved that traditon—You were and are the best of the best. Your individual stories were fascinating and to know how each of you triumphed to where you are now was equally eye-opening. Your performances were superb to the extreme. Bravo!

  10. Oh gosh Jenna,
    I really had the chills on the moment you said “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!” :’) that must have been a really surreal moment!!
    I’m always having this issue of always looking forward to the future or back to the past, and I have to constantly remind myself to live in the present. It’s something amazing to enjoy every minute of something you know will never come back!! Or at least if the same thing happens again it will happen in very different circumstances. Just enjoy what you have while it lasts!❤️

    I love you so much and i’m always in awe of you, proud!!!❤️

  11. You are a gifted dancer…and writer. Someday, write a story, then a little book, and finally a bigger book. Your storytelling structure is wonderful. Your dancing – well, that is a whole other set of superlatives.

  12. Girl, I am so guilty of not being present. I also need to not focus on yesterday or tomorrow but also today. it can be hard to not focus on negativity. Starting today your words will be in the back of my mind daily 🙂 ❤️❤️

  13. That’s so amazing! I’m so happy for you ❤ I can’t wait to go see you next Friday in Windsor. I’ll be at the meet and greet so hopefully I’ll be able to meet you!!

  14. #thingsthatmakemyhearthappy ❤️
    So glad you took time to write about and post this, sweet girl. Attended a few shows at Radio City when I was a child… I can only imagine the view from the other direction.
    Hope you are able to keep creating special moments and memories just for you. Find at least one ‘best thing’ in each and every day. ☺️

  15. ahhhh yay! congrats on such a big accomplishment! so nice meeting you on new years eve!! good luck with the rest of the tour;))

  16. I’m so utterly in love with each of your writing Jenna! This one is basically one of my favorites! You have such a great gift not only in dancing but in writing as well! Thank you for sharing!

  17. The show was awesome Jenna!!!! I went to the show last night with my dad. We where going to come backstage and meet all you guys ( my Dad’s friend is was a security guard there), but his friend said it was to crowded. I hope I can meet you another time. If you see this can you please get a musical.ly I don’t have and I’m not allowed to have any other social media (I’m 11). Also tell Laurie to be active on her Musically please. Thx ly 😍😘😊

  18. So happy for you to live out your dream.Yes being in the present is so important.Forget the past..Enjoy your present life to the fullest!!😘😘

  19. You’re absolutely amazing. So full of energy and personality in the tour and couldnt take my eyes off you! You deserve to dance on that beautiful stage and be recognized because you are that talented!! You can tell you have such a good heart too. I was so happy to see the tour focused on getting to know the pros because you all are the stars in my eyes! Thanks for sharing your stories. Your advice to not be so future oriented and try to live in the moment is definitely something that I can relate to. Enjoy living your dreams ❤️

  20. This is such a wonderful story and a great lesson to share. We should definitely be present otherwise we miss out on the true joy of each moment. You should be so extremely proud of yourself!

  21. Dreams don’t come true on their own. It takes a tremendous amount of blood, sweat and tears to realize the fulfillment of a dream. Congratulations.

  22. I just read your blog, and your joy and happiness performing at Radio City is so explosive! And seeing all of you standing on top of the marquee is nothing short of awesome. I wish you many thrills and a lot more excitement in any future endeavor and venue that you are a part of. Absolutely amazing…!

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