Tuesday, April 5, 2011

If You Slip, Get Back Up

I watched part of Dancing with the Stars last night (my usual favorites are all reruns) but I've been rooting for Kirstie Alley since the show began. Last night, just as her partner and she began dancing, her professional dance partner, Maks Chmerkovskiy, dropped her. I felt bad for them both, but then they got up, they shook it off, and finished an otherwise flawless performance, and received acceptable scores - scoring the same as the other dancers who didn't fall down. And, the judges commended their comeback and attitudes for overcoming their initial fall. Bravo Kirstie and Maks!

But this blog post isn't about Kirstie or Dancing with the Stars. It's about overcoming those slip-ups. We've all had them, whether dancing, writing, eating, sports, work, friendship, etc. The slip-ups apply to practically everything in life. It's how we manage them - do they become our setback, or do we shake it off and continue to move forward?

I've slipped many times - in fact, I've slipped on my writing, but now I'm at the computer once again, writing each day and meeting my writing goals. I'm even attending a National writer's conference in a few months, just joined a local writers chapter, and have weekly writing discussions with my co-writer. The pen is definitely on the paper, and I'm happy with my progress.

Just like Kirstie, if I fall, I will get back up, hold my head high, and finish flawless.

Keep Dancing,



  1. I hope you can harness this joy, passion and love for writing that you have in abundance right now, Elena, as you move forward. This, more than anything, will help you to persevere in achieving your goal!