Just wanted to write a quick post today since it is my 1 year pole anniversary.
A year ago today, I went to my first pole dancing class and it changed my life forever.
I distinctly remember thinking how slippery the pole felt and how I barely had enough grip strength to do a fireman spin.
I remember thinking that pole dancing was a lot harder than it looked (believe it or not).
I still remember the first time I saw my instructor Lindsey do an inverted crucifix and thought, “It’s going to be a while until I can hang upside down with no hands.”
And here I am now.
If someone were to tell me that in a year I would be able to do all the moves I can do now, I don’t think I would have believed them. But, I guess when you are filled with passion and determination, anything is possible! I also don’t think I would have predicted how much of an impact pole would have on my life. After my cheerleading career came to an end, I didn’t think I would ever be able to find another sport/activity/hobby that I loved as much I as I love cheerleading. While cheerleading still holds a place in my heart (as it will forever), I’m so happy that I found something else that brings me such joy. Pole is so many things – fun, sexy, challenging, exercise, dancing, expression, empowering. It’s become more than a hobby for me; it’s a way of life.
Here are a couple of then and now pictures that show how far I’ve really come!
I am currently working on a 1 year compilation video that highlights the ups and downs (literally) of my pole journey. I’m planning on writing a more detailed post about my pole experiences and accomplishments over the past year, so I will be linking the video in that entry!