End of September Goal Check In Time! And here's the mid-month post.
1. I will not fall on my face this month. Somehow, I managed to get myself signed up for 4 bellydance classes a week this month (and there's the option for a 5th class being chair dancing, but I have no idea if that's going to work out or not).
There was only a little bit of face planting this month, which I'm okay with. I skipped a few days of work and a few rehearsals, but overall, I'm pleased with how I did.
2. I will get my finances under control. Unfortunately, I have to spend a fair amount of scratch this month due to Art of the Belly workshops and AKD costuming and gas to go to Baltimore twice a week and Darnestown once a week. But I'm going to try super hard to get things organized without having to ask the folks for cash.
Money is going to be an issue for the time being, unfortunately. I do have a birthday coming up, so hopefully some cash will be coming my way. (And I've been working my honeypot.)
3. Salima, O! will fucking kick some serious ass at the Broadway hafla at the end of the month. We have a 13 minute set planned with songs from The Lion King, Sweet Charity, and Chicago. There's a ton of costuming bits (dresses, bras, booty shorts, hats, arm drapes, headbands...) and 4 different props (cane, headdress, swords, feather fans) that we have to coordinate. (AKD is supposedly performing then too, but I have yet to see the choreography/costuming/props for that one, heh.)
This hafla was so much work, but it went pretty damn well. We did have some costuming snafus (such as my old cabaret bra that is too tight being a complete pain in my ass and almost refusing to go on until the very last moment) and my dance partner not being able to get out of her solo outfit and have her headband on before the next song started and my hat flying off my head at the start of my solo, but in the end--it was awesome. I could see people in the restaurant just watching with their jaws dropped, which always makes me happy. I'm still waiting on videos from the whole set (since I can't get the friends-only videos off Facebook yet) but I'm super excited to see them. AKD did perform as well, even though it was a trio instead of a quartet but it worked out in the end, even though there were lineup issues because one dancer decided to be a diva. (And with her skills, she had no business being a diva.)
Next month is going to be even busier! I have 4 performances scheduled. 4! At least they are on different days this time.