Live For The Moments You Can’t Put Into Words.
Hello Everyone! As everything you have seen (with the exception of the Life On Pointe Summer Series) for the past month and a half has been completely pre-filmed and pre-written, I feel like I haven’t spoken to you all in ages! I’ve missed writing, filming, talking to you guys through a camera. I hope you’re having an absolutely wonderful August so far!
Today I wanted to bring you a little life update as well as a FAQ’s & Answers post! As you all know, I’ve pretty much gotten back from summer intensive about a week ago, and I took time to relax and rejuvenate before the new season starts. I made a schedule, a daily routine, and spent a lot of time organizing all areas of my life: dance, work, and blogging. I’ve decided to spend more time with my friends and family, cut back on the stress and not take life so seriously, in the sense that I’m not going to stress the little things.
My dance schedule has changed slightly, my school schedule is much different to last year’s as I am a senior in high school (OMG!!), and my work schedule is very different as well. My blogging schedule will change slightly as well, with Life On Pointe Episodes airing on Monday’s at 3:15pm and Lifestyle posts going up on Wednesday’s at 12pm. If I am Vlogging, I will put those up on Tuesday’s and/or Saturday’s at 11am. So, that’s the new schedule for the year.
As far as what I’m studying for dance this year, I am going to be re-taking my Advanced II exam, so I will be training for that. I am also going to be at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) this year (OMG!!) competing there, and I may have a couple other performances during the year as well. I’m quite excited this year.
That’s a brief update of what’s going on, so now, let’s get into the Q&A section of the post!
Q) What Is Your Ring For? / Why Do You Wear It?
A) I wear what’s called a purity ring, which my parent’s got me a while ago. Purity has always been such a huge thing for me, and I took a vow to not have sex until marriage (or the term ‘stay pure’) when (I think) I was about eleven or twelve. And no, my parents did not make me, I made the choice myself.
Q) Are You Moving To LA?
A) Nope! And this has been a recent question asked by several people, especially when I wrote a Facebook post recently about my teachers asking me to move to LA. I’m not going anywhere for a while!
Q) What Is Your Secret To Flawless Makeup?
A) #1, My Custom Blend Foundation, #2, correct application, #3, powder. Because I’m extremely oily, powdering is a must for me. I’ll leave my Flawless Face Routine here!
Q) What Are Your Tips For Dancing On Your Period?
A) Girl, I know the struggle is REAL!!! For me, I tend to have the worst periods ever, with awful menstrual cramps and sometimes throwing up, plus, periods are a pain, especially when you’re a ballet dancer (or dancer in general). Tampons are great if you can handle them, but I hate them so I wear high cut briefs under my leotard and tights and wear a pad. As for cramping and vomiting situations, Advil or Ibuprofen is great. Drinking lots of water helps and avoiding super salty foods also really help with the water retention. Hope this helps!
Q) What Is Your Favorite Food?
A) Gosh, I don’t really have a favorite… I’ve always said Italian food but I really like food in general, so, yeah. LOL I’ll stick to my trusty Italian.
Q) What Is Your Favorite Season and Why?
A) AUTUMN FOR SURE!!! I love the cooler weather, the chunky sweaters and comfort that it brings me. Also, I love the idea of fall. I’m in SoCal, so it’s really hot here most of the time and doesn’t really cool off until December (boo that), and the leaves don’t really change color, but I can’t wait to live somewhere where Autumn is actually Autumn.
Q) Dating Advice???
A) HAHA- this is a very loaded question! Here’s my thing: I’m not dating until I’m 18, and again, my parents did not make me do this, it’s a choice I’ve made. I personally don’t think I need to be worrying about finding love when I’m this young. Also, I am more of what people would call a “serious dater,” meaning I’m not dating just for fun. I can hang out with people “just for fun.”
I will say this: if you decide you want to date, figure out why you like this person, and “just because” or “because I’m in love” is not a legitimate answer. Make a list of things you like and/or love about this person, such as qualities, looks, personality, etc. Write down habits that this person has that you like and don’t like or get a weird feeling about. It will save you a lot of heartache. Also, be sure you’re ready to date. I mean, everyone thinks their ready to date (especially teenagers, and since I am one, I can say that for sure), but really question yourself and figure out why you want to date. I could go on and on, so if you want me to write up a blogpost on this topic, let me know!
Q) Why Is It So Important For You To Spend Time With God?
A) Also a very loaded question. I spend time with God for several reasons. #1, I find a complete difference in my mood and perspective if I don’t. #2, I want to cultivate a relationship with God because I want to be a friend of God. I don’t want a shallow relationship where I just go to church and say I’m a Christian, I want more than that. #3, Because God is so good, I can’t get enough of His presence! And that’s just a few reasons why.
Q) What Pointe Shoes Do You Wear?
A) Recommended by one of my teachers, I wear the Suffolk Stellar Pointe Shoes! They are so flattering on my feet and they are as comfortable as a pointe shoe can possibly get. I like them so much better than my former Russian Pointe’s.
Q) Do You Have A Boyfriend?
Q) (Last Question!) What Is Your Backup Plan In Case Ballet Doesn’t Work Out?
A) Great question! If it doesn’t work out, I will go to fashion school, continue blogging, and teach ballet. I’ve thought about it since my uncle told me it’s always wise to have something to fall back on! (Thanks Uncle Ethan!)
Alright guys, I know this blogpost is really long, but I hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, please leave them down in the comment section and I’ll do another post when I have enough questions! I really had fun writing this post and answering your guys’s questions. I love you all, and I’ll see you Monday!
Sung Eun Rose