What's the best feeling in the world? Working really hard towards a goal and finally achieving it.

I just got invited to dance in my studio's dance company! I've been dreaming of this ever since I started at this studio.

When I moved to this city, I had to basically start from scratch as a performer. I had a fair amount of experience in my hometown, but I was an unknown here and for the past three years I have been training and working hard to prove myself as a performer. It was always my goal to dance in the company, but I've been dancing in a student repertory for a little over a year now. I absolutely love that troupe and my troupe-mates, but lately, I had been wanting to talk to my teacher about challenging myself more in the performance arena (without necessarily making my ambitions totally obvious). But before I had the chance, she approached me and invited me to start working with the company.

I am smiling so hard it hurts right now. Nothing feels better than hard work paying off.