I have so many people to thank and so many emotions to work through right now. But if I wait any longer, it’ll be too late to share about my Dancing With the Ohio Valley experience. So it’s coming at you hot!
I had no idea what was in store for me when I agreed to participate. Sure, I basically dropped every hint possible that I wanted to dance. And sure, Bennett had gone through DWTOVS two years ago…but his experience and mine were so very different. He was the laid back guy who eased us into the program and the Augusta Levy Learning Center. I was the full blown, enthusiastic-but-intense version, who jumped in head first. (Which is basically our entire relationship dynamic in a nutshell.)
This week has been emotionally draining for me. I was wrapped up completely in DWTOVS. Not only were we rehearsing two/three times a week, but I was creating costumes, and being a social media queen, and texting with Walker a million times a day about all of the above. It was my life. For six weeks, all I knew to talk and think about was this dance. It was the best experience ever. However…it’s hard to recover from. I feel a little lost. Completely sad. And insanely silly for having these emotions. Maybe we can start a support group for former DWTOVS stars? Because I’ve needed it this week.
That being said, I wouldn’t take a single part of it back. I’d do it all again if I could.
Even if I was crying last night because I missed being at dance rehearsal. Yes. This is what I’ve become. Crying because I’m not in a small room, dancing and sweating my butt off. Haha.