What a year it has been for this Orlando Belly Dancer! When I look back on 2012 I get a bit emotional. It was by far the most work I had ever done in my life and it all paid off. From competition wins, to teaching workshops and private classes regularly, to winning the Yallah Fest Scholarship and going to Puerto Rico, to being featured on major tv stations, magazines, and a whole lot more…2012 was the best year yet.

What I really enjoyed the most was the ability to meet and interact with so many people from around the world. It is amazing how all these belly dance events and online mediums have allowed human beings to connect with each other.

Hearing and reading your comments on these blogs, Facebook, YouTube, via email or in-person has been such a treat! It is through community that we grow stronger.

There were definitely many challenges and times of stress as usual, but no matter what, one must work through it all and come out better.
2013 will be the most ambitious year yet with a slew of projects, designs, and more traveling than ever.

New Year Goals: (some must be kept top secret)
-get my body even stronger
-back to tango lessons
-devour as much knowledge as possible about the different cultures and regions that have played a major role in belly dance
-become a stronger dancer
– achieve more balance between my work and my personal life
– more money $$
– create awesome blingtastic designs that shock
-become known across the nation
-make “s$%t belly dancers say part II (lol)
– create jobs in the community
– give back more

What are your goals for 2013? I would love to hear your goals for this upcoming year. Do not be shy to post on this Orlando Belly Dancer’s blog comments section below.