Spring Has Sprung

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SPRING IS HERE! Today was a lovely 57 degrees. It is finally starting to feel like spring. I’m just going to ignore the forecast that shows more snow on Thursday. I really really really hope the weather stays nice. I’ve already put away my winter clothes. Regardless of the temperature they are put away and will not be taken out again until the fall. Fingers crossed it stays nice! Here’s a pop of blue in my outfit of the day.

-Madeline Simone

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It’s go time

Today I finally got my butt to the gym. With my arm I had been putting it off, but it was time for a change. I personally love the feeling after a good workout. The confident, rejuvenated feeling that you can do anything. I forgot what that felt like. Although I have a ways to go, this was definitely the start I needed. Along with my nutrition goals, which are slowly improving, I hope to feel like a new person. Here is to a fresh start!

-Madeline Simone

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My trip to the Zoo

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Last weekend I visited my best friend at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. On Saturday we went to Blarney Blowout which for those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s a big St. Patrick’s day party at the off campus houses and bars. Now I’m not that much of a partier but it was a lot of fun. A lot of people came up to visit that weekend, so I was able to see a lot of familiar faces.

On Friday night we went out to dinner for one of Paige’s friends because it was her birthday. The town of Amherst has a nice main street with lots of little restaurants and shops. That was a nice change compared to the town of Hempstead. It was nice to catch up with Paige and relax. I always forget how big the campus is. I was quite sore from all of the walking.

The trip was a lot of fun but I was quite excited to return back to my dorm and snuggle in bed. Here are a few photos from the festive weekend and remember to check back to the blog this week for future posts!

-Madeline Simone

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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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