Taking a Step Back

For this weeks blog I decided to look back on all of my posts so far and realize what I have learned from this experience as a “blogger”. Going into this process I didn’t really have any ideas of what I wanted this to be I kind of just wanted my blog to evolve naturally. I knew I wanted to interview my friends, family and people who inspire me to learn a little bit more about them.

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Something that I was most surprised about was people’s initial reaction to the question, “If you had one day to live what would you do?”. Personally I thought this question sparked a thought that most people have never thought of before, because it is kind of a sad thing to think about. Almost every single person I interviewed was very taken back by this question, more than I was initially expecting. All of the responses I got seemed to have an underlying theme, stick to the ordinary days yet focusing on the things that make the person especially happy. That could either be doing their passion all day long or spending extra time with their friends and family going places they have never been before.

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Throughout this experience personally I have learned many things about myself and my closest friends. It was a great way to connect many different people in my life through a single question. One of the most difficult parts about this blogging process is actually finding people to interview believe it or not. Mostly due to the lack of time in my week. During lunch is always a hard time because that is people’s time to relax and not really have to think and after school i go straight to dance. I could always have people email me but I like to talk to the person I am interviewing in person so I can really understand what they are saying and look at how they view their life.

Let me know down below in the comments how you are liking my blog so far if I should make any changes or you like where this is going so far!

Moisha’s Last Hurrah

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For this week I decided to do one of my best friends Maddy Rotman. I have known Maddy for only two years, but before that I only knew who she was from a far at our dance studio. She was so intimidating to me before I knew her because of the way she carries herself and how everybody loves her so much. But once I really got to know Maddy I understood why everyone loved her. She is one of the most caring, funny, talented, intelligent, beautiful (inside and out) people I know. She is so easy to talk to and is willing to give her help and opinion on anything. She is one of my mentors not only in life but in dance. I thought that she would be a good person to be apart of my blog because I want to share some of her humor and intelligence with all of you.

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disclaimer: this plan is assuming travel time is dismissive

If eye had one day to live ideally, it would be Sunday. I would wake up and watch the sunrise on this lone boulder in the middle of the Mountain Drive meadow. Then, I would go to Torah Study with Rabbi Cohen and my dad. Next, I would spend the entirety of my savings to purchase every gown from Valentino’s S/S 2007 collection so I could switch outfits throughout the day. Next stop – brunch at the Palace of Versailles (close homiez only!!)

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The majority of the afternoon would be spent tracking down and kissing the following people goodbye (not necessarily in this order:) Jemima Kirke, Kelby Pintard, Leonard Cohen, Rihanna, Christo and Jeanne Claude, Woody Allen, Josh Enobakhare, Cassandra Hughes, my dog, *outfit change* Brian Wilson, Lucia Dallett, my English teacher, Bjork, Josh Kass, Bella Hadid, Bill Murray, Josh Tillman, Josh Tillman’s wife, Cameron Crowe, Bernie Sanders, Claire Boucher, *outfit change* and Bella Hadid and Jemima Kirke again.

At sunset, I would dance for at least 2 hours because nothing makes me happier, then I would try my first ever taste of alcohol, shave my head just to see what it looks like, *outfit change* reread my favorite passage from The Brothers Karamazov, recite the sonnet, Remember, by Christina Rossetti to my closest friends and family, and blissfully peace out the world.”

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I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog post and let me know down below what people you would want to meet for the first time if you only had one day to live?

Dancing Queen

This week I decided to someone who inspires me everyday. Her name is Francesca Harman, but she goes by Frankie. She is an 8th grader at Providence and not to mention one of the best dancers I have ever seen. She is full of so much beauty and grace. She treats everyone with so much respect. I am so lucky and honored to have Frankie apart of my everyday life because if you get to meet Frankie you are one lucky person. Not only is she one of my very close friends I also get to share the stage with her. I thought she would be a great addition to my blog because she is such a positive person and inspiration at such a young age.

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If I only had one day to live eye would first start off the day and go take a dance class. I would want to take a class that is really about enjoying dance rather than it be about the training and really appreciating dance for what it is. I think I would go to all the people I know and inspire me, like my mom, my teachers, my family and anyone specific. I would want to go to them and tell them how much the blessed me and tell them to continue what their doing. And maybe if there is someone that I want to bless or I wanna help I would go talk to them. I just wanna leave my last mark on the world. I think I would go to my church and talk to my pastor about where I am going and how wonderful it is going to be and be excited for it. I would want to be with all of my friends and go over all of our memories. I would want to end the day happy and I don’t know how but end it with all of my family when I would go. Since I talked to my pastor and got all of my questions answered I would spend the night talking with god and talking with my family as well, going over everything that happened, dancing and being with my loved ones. I would go about my day pretty normally and have it be a special day not be overly packed and really enjoy the day. Maybe eat some great food too.”

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Comment down below who inspires you and why?

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Ordinary Days

For this week’s blog post I decided to do two people that are always inspiring me, two of my dance teachers, Kyleigh Carlson and Morgan Marsoobian. They are not only pushing me to be a better dancer but most of all constantly pushing me to be a better person. They are some of my biggest mentors not only in dance but in life and luckily I get to see them almost everyday. I have created relationships with both of them where I feel like I can talk to them about anything. I chose them to be apart of my blog because I wanted to know how they would spend their last day.

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If eye had one day left to live, I wouldn’t do anything outrageous but instead would do all of my favorite ordinary activities to create an extraordinary day.  I love children, I love dance, I love God, I love my family and friends and I’ll say it, I love coffee, so my day would be filled with all of these things. I know I don’t get to choose what day it is BUT if I could, it would be a Sunday. I would start my day by going to church and worshiping with a body of believers. Then, because I would want to feel inspired on this day,  I would go to the dance studio and TEACH a class that really allowed my students to move and explore the space around them. Overflowing with inspiration, I would then want to TAKE a class where I had the opportunity to express myself to the fullest potential in a room surrounded by friends, love and free of judgement. The rest of my day would be spent with family and friends in conversation. All of my family would come together along with my childhood friends, high school friends and college friends we would all come together for a huge gathering. Laughter would fill the room, memories would be shared and love would be felt by all. I would want to spend a great amount of time reminding everyone around me what I appreciated and loved about them specifically and would make sure to share the beauty of God’s amazing grace and unconditional love with everyone around me. My last day would be an ordinary day filled with all the simple things that I think makes life extraordinary.”- Morgan Marsoobian

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To be honest, my initial reaction was “well that’s morbid.” And then my next reaction was to chase time, and go to different parts of the world so the day would never end, but the more I think about it the more I realize how ridiculous that sounds and that I actually wouldn’t want to do that. If eye only had one day to live I don’t think that I would do anything drastic. I would probably first go into a dance studio and just be. As silly as it sounds, dance is and always has been my therapy. After the studio I would write letters to my loved ones with my hopes and wishes for them and memories that I am sure I would never forget. For the rest of the day, I would really just want to be around family. That is the scary part- knowing that you would never be able to touch them, hold them, hug them and kiss them again. If I only had one day to live, I would ask my three very best friends to be by my side in the dance studio, I would ask my dad to tell me stories of when he was my age, I would ask my mom to sing me You Are My Sunshine, I would ask my sister to go on a drive and get frozen yogurt, I would ask my sisters’ boyfriend to be his silly self because he never fails to have me in tears from laughter, and I would ask my boyfriend to hold me until it was time because in his arms is where I feel the safest.”- Kyleigh Carlson

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Thank you for reading this week’s blog post! Comment down below what your “ordinary day” is?

Do Something That Scares You

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For this week’s blog post I decided to do a friend of mine who has been through so much with me. Her name is Victoria but most people call her Tori. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. She is such an inspiring person and always seems to know what to say. When I asked her the question her initial response was “wow one day isn’t a lot of time”. That is the response I figured I would get when I asked people the question. She then went on to say “I would probably do the things that scare me the most, I would try to cram it into one day.” That is something that inspires me about tori is the fact that she would do things that challenge her with only one day to live instead of doing things that are comfortable.

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I would start my day at midnight and I would stay up for those 24 hours. I would start with a night hike and probably really look at the things around me and take in and appreciate my last day.  I would want to go on the hike with the people that I love, or anyone who would want to go. I would want to have a big breakfast, like a big huge feast breakfast. It would be like a 3 am breakfast. I would then go skydiving and bungee jumping. I would probably go to the beach and go swimming and swim out to the bouy, because that is a really big fear of mine. Following the beach I would go have a nice lunch made by mom, maybe some tacos. I wouldn’t be vegan that day. I would eat everything. Then I would probably go to church. At night time I would have a dinner, a big farewell. I would want it like the “Fault in our Stars” where the people say their eulogy to the main character while he was still alive before he died. I would want it like this because I want to hear what people have to say about me. I would want to have an open mic where anyone can come and say the best stories so I can relive the best moments of my life and think about the worst. I want to feel like i’ll be missed, everyone does. The very last thing I would do is I would probably try to do something inspiring to people.”

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Everyone has fears but comment below what scares you the most and why? Try to do at least one thing a day that scares you and as tori said “live everyday like it is your last!”