My 40th birthday is almost at hand. I discovered the joy of dancing 7 years ago and have been dancing from that point on 4 to 8 hours a day, almost every day. I've gone through quite a few of the swing dances, latin dances as well as most of the ballroom dances. I love them all. A few of my dancing teachers recommended yoga, I gave it a try and fell in love with it, too. It complements my dancing so well, and it improves pretty much all of the areas of my life.
I've been thinking about going professional (teaching, not competing) for a few years now. I've been an assistant as well as a co-teacher on a few dance classes and received very encouraging feedback for my work. I loved doing it. Still, I realized I do need to get properly certified to be able to teach people the right way. I can give them tips and hints and that's all good as long as I'm just helping someone else, someone who's professional. The problem is, there's no call for hired help in that, I did all of those courses for free. I did get paid for being the co-teacher but that was less than $200 for two months so I don't really think it counts. Still, I did it because I loved it, not because I thought it'd make me rich.
My job is a desk-job. I sit down pretty much all day, every day. The job isn't all that bad, and it pays enough to get me through life, pay my rent, buy food and to dance and do yoga as much as I have time. The problem is, I don't manage to save enough to actually give up the job and that's what I need to do to go through the certification courses. I'm confident I can get a teaching job very soon after my graduation, I've practically been promised one already. I also want to start doing free courses for those who can't pay for trainng to at least get them started. I've found that helping everyone else is one of the best ways to help yourself, too. My life is so much better now than it was 10 years ago. I want that for everyone. Give me your support, and I will do my best to pay it forward in full. Let's change the world one person at a time.