Well, it's here. At least, tomorrow it will be. November 18th has crept up on me like a cat stalking a squirrel.
Tomorrow I will performing my first official Burlesque performance on a stage in front of about 200 other people.
Even as I am typing this it's just a little bit harder for me to breathe.
I have rehearsed my routine too many times to count. I know my musical cues. I have my hair and makeup scheduled. My costume is complete.
There's nothing left to do but wait with this adrenaline pumping through my body like a steam train going full force down the tracks.
Will my dance be great? Will I be as good as the other girls? Will the audience like me? Will I trip and fall on stage? Will I fall OFF the stage?! Will my pastie stay on? Will I forget my dance moves? Will my costume malfunction? Will I be brave enough to perform at my best? Will my shyness kick in? Can I really do this?
All of these things + adrenaline. It's a lot.
But, much like life, all I can do is prepare myself as much as possible (and I have) and be present in that moment of my performance, using the tools I gained over these last 7 weeks.
Wish me luck!
PS. If you live in the Dallas area and would like to come to the show this Friday (tomorrow) you can purchase tickets and find out the details here. You can also purchase them at the door, but there is no guarantee. Our last two shows were sold out.
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