pinspiration of the day

Today while on pinterest I found a quote that I believe perfectly represents my current predicament. The quote said “If you stumble, make it part of the dance”. After I broke my arm I really thought that this semester was going to be miserable. I was taken out of my dance classes and felt useless but as it turns out it has actually been pretty nice.

After about a week of moping around I decided I needed to snap out of it. If I hadn’t broken my arm, I wouldn’t have been able to visit my friends like I’ve done the past few weeks. It also worked out pretty well that the classes I had to add to have enough credits turned out to be very interesting. I’m in a 60’s inspired english class based on sex drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and a history class focused on the 90’s.

I suppose I could be upset that I’m not dancing this semester and I don’t see my dance friends as much but lately I’ve really been trying to think on the positive side of life. I found  this quote  inspiring because of the relation to dance. Instead of staying down I decided to pick myself up and make the best of the current situation.

-Madeline Simone

As my friend Paige said, ” this is just a bump in the road” and although I cannot wait to return to dance I think it has been a blessing in disguise.

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Time for some changes




Usually when Lent rolls around I don’t end up giving anything up but this year I wanted to make a change. For lent I’ve decided to give up bread. For anyone that knows me knows that I am the worlds pickiest eater. If I could eat carbs all day I would. Since the past few weeks I haven’t been able to dance or (exercise due to my arm) I’m starting to feel sluggish and out of shape, and let me tell you it is not a good feeling.

I will cut bread out completely until Easter and attempt to cut other unhealthy foods as well. My hope is that I will force myself to eat more fruit and vegetables. Fruit isn’t too bad but still to this day I hate almost all vegetables. I wish I could eat them but after a few bites my gag reflexes kick in and that’s the end of that. I can eat raw carrots and lettuce and honestly that’s about it. It’s pathetic, I know but I just do not like them. If I can’t eat bread then maybe I will be hungry enough to start eating them.

I can remember when I was little being the last one at the dinner table because I hadn’t finished my vegetables. I would wait until no one was watching me and then shove all the vegetables in my mouth. I would quickly clear my spot at the table and run upstairs to my bathroom and spit them all out. Embarrassing enough, I did that until I was probably ten years old.

I’m not doing this to lose weight or anything but I think it will help my energy level and my overall well being. I will keep weekly posts to let everyone know how it is going. Wish me luck! (I will most certainly need it…)

-Madeline Simone

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travel travel travel




This weekend I will be visiting my best friend Paige, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am so excited to see her. I was supposed to make a a trip to Amherst last semester but with dance rehearsals and other conflicts it never ended up working out. Then in February,  Paige was supposed to come to New York for fashion week but she had a last minute interview she couldn’t miss. Safe to say I am very very excited to go.

I have known Paige since I was five years old. She was a grade older than me but I always looked up to her. We finally got put in the same dance class and we have been best friends ever since. In Grey’s Anatomy Christina is Meredith’s person. Well Paige is my person. We know just about everything about each other and go on the craziest adventures together.

Here is a photo of us back in the fifth and sixth grade. We are still goofballs but I like to think we’ve grown up a bit. I will be posting next week all about my trip so stay tuned!

-Madeline Simone

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City of Boston















Last weekend I went to visit my boyfriend in Boston. He is a freshmen and is attending Mass. College of Art. I forgot how much I miss Boston. When you think of a city at first you think they are all the same but once you get to know them you realize how different they are. Boston has a completely different atmosphere and feel than New York City.

I got to see all around his campus and explore the city. We went to Newbury street and Copley and wander through the Commons. It was brisk outside but it was a beautiful sunny day out. After exploring all day we were both exhausted. I haven’t walked that much in a long time.

Saturday night we went to see Boston Ballet perform Close to Chuck. It was beautiful. I didn’t know much about the ballet beforehand, but Petey (my boyfriend) had heard about it through school and wanted to go.  It was a contemporary ballet based off of an artist. The costuming and backdrops were fascinating and very different then anything I had ever seen before.  At the ballet I was surprised to see two of my friends that I danced with at my old studio. It was such a surprise to run into them.

Although my visit was short, it was so nice to see Petey and old friends. It was a good feeling to be around familiar people. Hopefully over spring break I will be able to make another trip to Boston. Here are some photos from my lovely weekend.

-Madeline Simone

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