Sarah Tallman

Dancer, Choreographer

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

-Jack Kerouac, On the Road

What Happens When Wonder Woman Takes Her Outfit to the Dry Cleaner's?

 At some point she has to wash that badass outfit of hers. So what happens when she takes off the gold lame and slides into her Diana Prince clothes? Does she suddenly not have super powers? Does she have to wait until that sassy uniform comes back from the dry cleaners? What if there’s a situation she’s being called to. Does she just not go? 

 

I woke up this morning, face down on my pillow, hair stuck to my face and as I whispered to myself, “I surrender…” an explosion of Wonder Woman’s job description entered my mind and out spewed the above questions. Who knows where it all came from, but I listened anyway and waited for the answers. Peeling myself from under the sheets, my feet hit the floor and I started looking for my own sparkly Wonder Woman suit. Today is the first day in the theatre, my favorite day, and I Wondered (see what I did, there?) if I was ready. Even if I’m not, it’s happening anyway. I have two choices, not show up, which is ridiculous and not an option, or show up, feel into the fear and do it anyway. Yep, I always choose the latter when it comes to my dancing. 

 

What about the rest of life? What am I waiting for? I’m a big time dreamer. I love daydreaming. Sometimes I daydream so much the entire day has slipped by and I’ve forgotten what it is I’m actually doing! Don’t get me wrong, daydreaming is super healthy. It makes room for creation, imagination, play and to get clear on what I REALLY desire in life. But, then what? What happens next? What happens when my sparkly Wonder Woman suit is at the dry cleaners? Do I dream my dreams and then never take action because I don’t have the right outfit? 

 

Okay, here’s the truth, I don’t need the outfit and neither do you. The outfit looks amazing, but it is not our power, nor does it define our ability to get s$*& done. The point is to start something and finish it and DON”T WORRY abut the rest. Take this blog post for example. I “started” my blog 1.5 years ago. I have one other post. It is on my list of things to accomplish every single week. I avoid it because I have all of these stories about my website not being enough, my writing not being enough, my gold sparkles are in the wash, etc. IT DOES NOT MATTER! What matters is to start. You will never be ready. Just like the first day on stage, something will get funky, and that’s okay. This blog post is not perfect and that’s also okay. You will never be ready to do the thing you want to do, but if your heart says go, you MUST do it anyway. It might be messy, it might not be perfectly cleaned, starched and hung up in the perfect place in your closet. WHO CARES? Start before you’re ready and take the leap, both feet in. That thing that’s been gnawing at your heart for a while? You know, that photography class, yoga class, trip to the mountains, European vacation, the business you’ve been dying to start, the freedom you long for, the job you’ve always wanted, the unicorn you’ve been hoping to ride. Do it today. Just start, you’ll never be ready, but damn it will feel so freaking good! Dream big friends and then, just like Wonder Woman’s deep-V, take the plunge, you do not need the outfit, He/She is already inside of you. Let it up and out. It’s go time!

 

We talk about all of these things in the Rock Your Life Mentorship. This program is a game changer, a sparkle finder and a get un-stuck-er. I encourage you to check it out and sign up for a 15 minute time slot with me. Get clear on your dreams and take action!  Here is the link! http://taraleighlovesyou.com/programs/mentorship

 

And because I’m alway paying attention to signs from above, I’m pretty sure this is has been a sign to not only start writing again, but I’m certain my Halloween costume has just been decided.

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