Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Frustrated.

Today was pretty awful, all the way around.

A dear friend of my parents (and myself, by default) passed away today, suddenly. This makes the fourth person to pass away since Thanksgiving that was important to myself or my advanced students. That's too many, far too many. I'm tired of going to the funeral home, tired of crying with my students and tired of feeling their pain like it's my own. But. At the same time, I wouldn't trade my compassion for my students for all the money in the world. Part of what makes the studio special is we are family. We laugh together but we also cry together.

I had a rough night at work and I'm really frustrated with a few situations. FYI: Boys who dance are AWESOME and don't deserve to be made fun of all the time. Among other things.

So much nonsense has been going on lately that I just can't wrap my head around it anymore. My heart is heavy and my mind is racing. I need a vacation. Already.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

i am so sorry about your parent's friend (& yours) passing away. :( Grief is the HARDEST thing.

I love boys who dance. You are right. They are AMAZING. I have tons of guy dancer friends & i love them all.

Shell said...

You sound really disheartened. Sending prayers.

Boys who dance? I hope at least one of my boys decides to dance.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

So sorry you're going through a rough patch. I don't know if this helps, but I promise you that "this, too, shall pass!"

Hang in there!

Kelly said...

Sorry to hear about your family's loss :-( We've had a lot of friends and family pass in the last few months too. It's hard. But it will get better.

Here's to hoping that the rest of the week goes well! :-)

Taylor-Made Wife said...

I'm so sorry you are feeling so frusterated. Boys who dance are awesome. Praying for you.

Laura said...

I've had a crazy heavy heart lately too and it's not so fun. :(

Sorry to hear about the family friend passing.

And your students are so lucky to have you!

I'll be praying for you and all your frustrating situations. If you ever need a break from life you can come visit. You can relax and leave your life behind for a day or two. :)

Laura said...

I've had a crazy heavy heart lately too and it's not so fun. :(

Sorry to hear about the family friend passing.

And your students are so lucky to have you!

I'll be praying for you and all your frustrating situations. If you ever need a break from life you can come visit. You can relax and leave your life behind for a day or two. :)