When I was a kid, I was always a little bit heartbroken the day after a dance recital. So much time and energy and excitement went into preparing for that one big performance, and I remember feeling a deep sadness when it was over. I can still remember my parents explaining to me that it was normal to feel "let down" after something like that and over the years I've gotten in the habit of planning things to look forward to after a big event, so I'm not awash in too much sadness for too long.
One week from today, I'll be waking up in my new home in Seattle for the first time after nearly four months of making plans and spending time with a lot of my favorite people for what will probably be the last time in a while. Also, between now and next Tuesday, we're taking a trip to San Francisco with my family to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday. I've been spending a lot of time and energy and excitement planning a lot of big things for a while now, so I needed something to look forward to once I get to Seattle.
Enter 826 Seattle's Dance Your Cash Off Event. This party will go down three days after I arrive, which I think is more than enough time for me to spend in sadness over leaving Denver plus figure out a killer costume. And since I'm telling you about this here, I'm kind of putting myself in the position of having to go even if I don't really feel up to it. Sometimes, dancing even when I don't necessarily feel like it is the best thing I can do to care for myself.
So I'm asking for your help. I know, I know. I *just* got done asking you for money so I could help kids get books, and you came through in a MAJOR way. This time the money will go to support one of my most favorite non-profit organizations, which doesn't have a chapter in Denver. And I'm only shooting for $100 total, so even five bucks will go a long way toward helping me reach my goal.
I would love your help. Costume ideas, song requests, yay/nay votes on whether I should bring my tap shoes, and also donations made with dollars are all welcome. And if you're in/near Seattle and you want to come with me, let me know!