This Humans of New York photo—and accompanying caption—made me smile:
“I want to be a ballerina.”
“What’s the best part about being a ballerina?”
“What’s the hardest part about being a ballerina?”
“Dancing in front of people.”
I’d have to agree with her! Few things in life rival the joy I get from ballet. But working on a piece until it’s audience-ready takes lots of time and effort—both mental and physical, as you work out every tiny detail. And then you have to deal with the inevitable nerves that come once you’re onstage. It’s fun and rewarding, but really freaking hard!
(Photo via Humans of New York)