Without a doubt, Leroy Martinez was the highlight of the So You Think You Can Dance Salt Lake City Auditions. He may not have been the most talented dancer we saw that night, but I enjoyed watching his audition more than any other I’ve seen so far. This is a guy who works for a doggy day care center by day, and moonlights as a mentor for the Peacemakers, a dance organization for disadvantaged youth. He comes from a self-professed rough background and he believes in the power of dance to change lives. He is living proof. Kids see a light like that and they’ll follow it anywhere.
I feel as though I witnessed something miraculous in watching Mr. Martinez. He makes you believe that you can really do anything if you try.
During the last year, my knitting has really taken off. It’s as if the fear of challenging myself has melted away. I no longer avoid cables and lace. I no longer shy away from three-dimensional objects larger than a hat. I’m really learning how to read and understand patterns. Really understand them. That’s an amazing thing for me. I feel as though I can pick up any pattern. I can learn any technique. I can diagnose my own mistakes and even mistakes in other people’s patterns.
I can do anything. Just like Leroy. And just like YOU!
Imagine that last thing declared in a loud, ringing Oprah-esque voice.
Ok, I’m done now. *sheepish*
Here’s one of my recent finished objects: Gemini by Richmond. I finished this a few weeks ago and I’ve already worn it to work three times. When I wear my finished projects to work I feel so accomplished. It’s a big confidence boost. Everybody needs that at work, now and then.
There were a few other big highlights from the SLC auditions.
- Katelyn Mullen: ‘SYTYCD’ Recap: Vegas Week Brings Us Closer To The Top 20 (huffingtonpost.com)