Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Day Job

I've found throughout my years of being an avid blog reader one of the things that most piques my interest is what people do as a career.  Many are fortunate enough to be full time bloggers, which I think is amazing, but I know there is quite a handful that blog on the side of a full time or part time career that they have.

Sometimes what they do is often incorporated into their writing, and sometimes it is impossible to come by.  Perhaps it is just timing and I missed it, but I am curious.  I am always curious about what people do, I think it gives you a little insight into them.

So I figured since I am so curious about what other people do, I should share a little bit about what I do.  You may have heard me mention here and there before that I am a ballroom dancer.  It's funny that I say it is my day job because daily you will find me working late into the night.

It always feels weird to me to say I am a ballroom dancer, it feels better suited to say I have a career in ballroom dance.  The images above, while a fun and glamorous part of the job, are about 1% of my career.  I spend 99% of my time helping others, and that is why I do what I do.

Most people hear ballroom dancing and images of Dancing With The Stars come to mind.  While I am grateful to that show for spreading the popularity of ballroom dancing, it looks nothing like what I do on a day to day basis.  Everyday I get dressed up, just like you would if you were going to the office, and head into the studio for a busy day revolving around music, dance instructors, and students.  We interact with every type and kind of person out there and help them to do a multitude of things like preparing for their wedding, getting in shape, checking an item off their bucket list, meeting new people, enhancing their relationships, and really so much more.  My favorite is when people say "Oh, so you just dance around all day?"  Yeah, not so much.

I am at the point in my career where I am helping to run a studio, which is a good challenge and a constant learning experience.  It is amazing to me how fast every day flies by, literally so fast I don't even understand.  The good thing is that I am always busy, the bad thing is that I am always busy!

I know I have just shared with you a glimpse into what I do, because there are so many facets to this career, I had to start somewhere!  Hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about the girl behind the blog!


  1. Yes! I got excited as soon as I saw this post on my Bloglovin feed. Ever since I saw your job on your About page a while back, I've been hoping to see more about that. This is fascinating to hear about, and I'd love to see more posts about your day job on here! =)

  2. Thanks so much for the feedback Kacie! I'm never quite sure what other people think, so it's good to here that you are interested.

  3. Love this! I would have never guessed you had a career in ballroom dance. How cool.