WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
As a child, I remember being asked this time & time again. And goodness me! Somehow, somewhere, I had strayed so far from anything I had ever dreamed to be that I didn’t know who I was anymore.
At what point exactly had I decided to chase the career I was chasing?
It occurred to me that such a point didn’t exist... worse, it occurred to me I wasn’t even chasing this career, I was drifting into it. And doubly worse, I don’t think I was even good at it. This epiphany enlightened me, so much so that it enlightened the way to a premature mid-life crisis. Well of course it did, being the self-entitled millennial that I am.
I needed help. I consulted my inner child.
One of the most responsible things you can do as an adult is to become more of a child. - Dr. Wayne. W. Dyer
I imagined child Sheena standing in front of me and she's super short so I got down on one knee, looked her in the eye and asked... “Will you want to do this when you're older?” NO, she said with too much conviction not to be taken seriously.
OK “pole apparel designer” wasn’t in the grand plan either, but only because child Sheena lived under a conservative rock and didn’t know what pole dancing was. If she knew, it would have been in the plan for sure.
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST POLE DANCING CLASS?
At the beginning of my pole journey, when Superman burned like crazy. Now, the pain isn't there anymore, at least not this move.