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13 March 2014 @ 09:16 am
Car Adventures, Part One - So what was the narrative that went with the past 36 hours of tweets and status updates? Here's the story. (read more)
11 March 2014 @ 09:37 am
New Site, New Job Hunt, Same Energy - Check out the new blog site over at blog.cayswann.com plus hear about the latest new job hunt. (read more)
29 January 2014 @ 02:09 pm
Welcoming the New Year - The recap of why 2013 was so bizarre, some of the latest status reports for 2014, and some thoughts about organization. (read more...)
30 September 2013 @ 09:55 am
All The Teachers, All My Thankfulness - In the space of three years, I went from full-time dance student to part-time instructor. When I took the time to tally all the instructors who got me here, I was amazed at the list. I am *SO* thankful for all my teachers. (read more...)
17 September 2013 @ 02:36 pm
Filling in Some of the Blanks - I've been logging some of the adventures in my life in other locations. So here's a set of breadcrumbs and summary information about CaySwann Dance - my Dance Teacher Blog, Photos from the Past Several Months, Projects and more Projects, and New Work. (read more...)
14 April 2013 @ 10:50 pm
My General Skills Experience - In some meager way, I try to sum up an intensive dance week workshop experience. (read more...)
Current Mood: artisticartistic
30 January 2013 @ 12:49 pm
My father died suddenly on Sunday. He'd gone into the hospital on Saturday morning for a sharp pain in his back, thinking "maybe it's just a kidney stone." They diagnosed an aneurysm in his aorta (pressing on his kidney, which was how he felt it) and scheduled the cardiac work-up for the next morning, intending surgery to put in a stent. The aneurysm burst in the night. My step-mom was there, holding his hand when he left us.

People (of course) keep asking me how I'm doing. I suppose I'm still somewhat stunned. Sunday was the hardest day, day one of my loss. This week has been odd since I cannot afford time off from work. I'm in the office every day, trying my best. My sister is the choreographer for a show and she's stuck in rehearsals all week. So although I might have visited with her after work, she's not home until after 10:30 pm. Instead, I've been going to my dance classes, because what else will I do with my time? Dancing, sweating, working, distracting, and getting hugs from several dozen very close dancer friends. That's all I've got right now, plus my Sweetie, who's been amazing.

I started drafting a eulogy yesterday. Dad's obituary was printed today. I fly back to Ohio on Monday evening next week, the funeral is Tuesday, I fly back home on Wednesday. Also, Social media is very weird.
25 January 2013 @ 11:51 am
Outing the Brain Weasels - Trigger warning: discussion of eating disorder and weight loss issues. But here's the thing: I'm discussing this to admit that although these brain weasels exist, they are not allowed to only have a secret hold over my brain. Also, MATH is on my side and I'm more muscular and awesome than I thought. Take that. (read more...)
08 January 2013 @ 12:45 pm
Uuffda - Exercise makes muscles sore. And in other news, water is wet. What a lovely workout my day included yesterday: a dance lesson, an evaluation of the stretch band routines I've been working on, an attempt to workout with a DVD, and a total of 5.51 miles logged. Whew. Tired today.... (read more...)
07 January 2013 @ 01:12 pm
Approaches in the New Year - After a week of thinking about my theme word for 2013, FOCUS, I thought it might be nice to recap how well this approach has been working for me. I like the improvments and accomplishments I made this past week. (read more...)