Mr. Hess earned some extra brownie points yesterday by making the 2 and a half our drive to Jacksonville and back with me just to see my bestie! She has been touring for the last month with the Radio City Rockettes and we got to catch her very last show in Florida before they left for Austin, TX to finish the tour. Even though I had been working all weekend, I managed to switch around shifts to make sure to get the Jax on time to see my friend, and I'm SO glad I did!
|Me and L after the show|
When we got to high school, we remained super close. We started dancing at different studios and focusing on different things, but we always had that understanding that we will love and support each other in whatever we do. That theory really got put to the test when our senior year came around because LHG decided to move up to New York City, NY by herself as a 17-year-old to pursue a dance career. I had all of the faith in the world in her, and knew her personality and drive was there more than anyone I knew.
LHG has never really chose the traditional route, one might say, but I am so happy to say that her talents have gotten her all the way to the top. In my eyes, she has “made it” in what she wants to do and I like to say I live vicariously through her. She's so brave and takes more risks than anyone I have ever known!
While I was finishing my senior year of high school, Miss LHG was getting settled in NYC and was auditioning for numerous shows and gigs up there. Right away, she got a job performing in Germany with West Side Story and it was only within a year before I saw her perform on the VMAs as a dancer for Beyonce! I didn’t think I could have been more proud of her than at that moment I saw her on TV, but that was just the beginning...
|Backstage with L in Wicked|
|L backstage with Popov the Bear! Rockettes|
|Famous Soldier Scene - Radio City Rockettes|
|There she is, far right! Radio City Rockettes|
|Fourth row from top, 3rd over - Radio City Rockettes|
|Kicking High, far right - Radio City Rockettes|
So, thanks for being such an amazing friend through it all, LHG. You are my inspiration to throw myself out there and take risks! I hope one day I can look past my fears and throw everything I have into my dream like you did for yours. So excited for you to be a part of our big day, and I'm SO happy to know I’m definitely going to be seeing a lot of you this year! xoxo