Each year, I choose a word to focus on instead of a New Year's resolution. This year I chose the word PERSPECTIVE.
Why? Well, I realized this past year that people's reaction to things were colored by their perspective. This made their view unique but not wrong.
This past fall was a very difficult one. I approached ballet with the perspective of ensuring my daughters received instruction that would help move them forward. Others approached the year with just continuing things. I had to look beyond just the emotional attachment to the school to finding what is best for my daughters especially with one intent on becoming a professional dancer. Will she make it? I'm not sure. Is she good enough? I'm not sure either. However, it's her dream. I couldn't wait for things to settle down. Time is important especially at age 14. The next couple of years are crucial. Different families approached this ballet year with a different goal in mind. That colored the way we all reacted to events.
I had a mom coming at me with venom and hatred after my last post. She told me I chose not to help with Nutcracker until after a new teacher was hired. Well, I'm guessing from her perspective that's what she saw. What she didn't see were the hours I had already put into costumes for Nutcracker including her own daughter's snow costume. Perspective is also colored by the input of information.
I don't expect everyone to agree with me. We were given minds and free will. I do know where I stand on things and have never shied away from expressing my opinions.
So, perspective. Everyone sees things differently. That's what makes us all so unique.