Now I can see I was a bit dramatic in my last post, I was really feeling sad and empty after all.

My final decision is that I’m just going to Portugal in September. Meanwhile, I will take care of my business, study ballet (yay), go for festivals and competitions, rest (more), workout, take care of my body, plan myself better for ballet (if you are reading this, thank you for the tips, Alessia!) and basically plan every single thing so I can go prepared, with all my documents and courage, to start my brand new university life abroad.

I’ve also applied for the Municipal Theatre free courses for adults while I was doing the summer intensive, and I’m the third on the wait list, let’s see if I get a call, but I will be pleased if I do!

I had a kind of different Sunday. I went to the movies with two good friends to watch The Swan Lake, of Bolshoi Ballet in the cinemas, with Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin (whom I’ve never watched before, but instantly became a fan) and it was so extremely beautiful!

I constantly had goosebumps and I absolutely loved it! Ballet is, for me, probably the most beautiful thing developed by human beings.

I must admit that, for a long time, I was not a great fan of Swan Lake. I always thought the story was kind of silly and it was all boring. After I started learning and studying more about ballet, I fell in love with it. It’s not just about the story, but the expressions, all the artistry, the accuracy and lightness of the movements, technique, the capacity of being a swan and live that impossible love. It’s to be delicacy and power, for the ballerina interpreting Odette/Odille and passion and sense of loss for Prince Siegfried. I love it!

Resultado de imagem para svetlana zakharova denis rodkin
How beautiful is that? – from Pinterest

It was so fun we didn’t take any photos. Completely forgot about it. We walked through the mall after the movie, chatting and laughing. It was a great afternoon!

I will spend some time at the hairdresser tomorrow, I need to do something about my poor weak hair. I’m usually really bad at scheduling anything at the hairdresser, so I consider it a victory (even if my mom did it to me, after I remembered her I needed to do so. Thank you mom!). Starting the week with some attitude is a great way to (re)start my  path!

I have so much to do and I’m so grateful for being able to spend more time with my family and have the opportunity to develop this beautiful company I’m starting. I have enough to fill full until I can fly six months from now.

Hope you have a beautiful, productive week!


Arissa Ayumi

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