This is my 100th post, y’all! I’m kind of shocked that I’ve already posted that much (though the first dozen or so posts were back when this was a fashion blog). I wanted to make this an important post, and managed to procrastinate for so long that this can now be my official farewell to Boston. Not really happy, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to spoof that particular internet phenomenon :P.
So, today is my last day in Boston. It’s crazy to think back on the person I was before coming here compared to the person I am now. That difference became especially clear when I played the summer intensive program at the ballet school this summer. Whereas last year I felt like a deer in the headlights a lot of the time, this year I loved every moment, and had a ton of fun working with advanced students and incredible teachers. Instead of being intimidated, I was inspired by all of the talent around me, and was reminded of why I wanted to be a ballet accompanist in the first place.
There were many highlights to that program, including the opportunity to play for masterclasses held by Boston Ballet superstars Jeffrey and Lia Cirio – two astonishingly gifted principal dancers who are also fantastic teachers and just all-around great people. Those five weeks really flew by!
And, of course, I also have to say goodbye to a place that has become very dear to me – none other than Grey’s Fabric! This dynamite place really became my home this summer as I was finally able to attend their fabulous Crafty Foxes Sewing Club during the summer months. I had such a blast meeting and getting to know my fellow seamstresses, and was so thrilled to have “instant friends” through the sewing community. One of the first things I want to do in San Francisco is find another sewing group! (Any suggestions…?)
It turns out that this summer is actually the mass migration of the Crafty Foxes – Sarah Grey, the classy proprietress and Tall Sarah are both heading out to new frontiers as well. Which, of course, was good cause for a party! There was fun, frolicking, and surprisingly strong cocktails, and good times were had by all.
Tall Sarah and I showing off our Tap Shorts
Goodbye, Boston! It’s been a crazy, amazing, jam-packed year. Let the new adventures begin!