55 days

"In the next 55 days I will have: finished organising the 3 weddings, flown to Singapore and back, attended New Zealand's Salsa Divas event and the Canberra LatinDance-Festival, finished the 14 (!!) choreographies I'm currently doing, had many of my extended family here in Melbourne, experienced an elaborate hen's weekend, prepped my pro & student teams for Sydney Latin Festival, prepped my 2 teams and 8 soloists for the Australian Salsa Solo Competition, finished off several technology coaching projects, taught term 5 at Spin City Dance and prepped for Term 6, organised our epic 7 country honeymoon, and much much more. And then, and only then, will I be able to marry the amazing S." That was my facebook status (with a couple of additions) a few hours ago, and I have been staring at the screen dumbfounded since then, unable to compute the craziness that I have seemingly booked in with nary a concern for myself.

Rather than think about the insanity, though, I'm trying to focus on the positives. I have amazing people surrounding me on what is undoubtedly the most exciting year of my life, I'm going to marry the man of my dreams in an epic series of events that celebrate both his and my families' cultures, my spine is finally better (though you wouldn't know it from the way it has behaved this weekend) and I'm DANCING! I am enjoying the work that I'm doing, live life to its absolute fullest, and am being given opportunities I couldn't have dreamed of 10 years ago. It's here, and now, that must be savoured. So through the madness, it is what I will do.

All YOU need to do is recommend me an amazing eye cream so I wake up a bride who doesn't look haggard beyond belief! :)

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