I need to stop trying to share/teach and just listen. This is research, not personal. Right? How much do I want my voice present as I'm also making a name for myself, not just as a voice recorder. For sure, there are people who know me in Poland now. I mean, I was pretty memorable. How does an American girl with no ties to Poland end up attending a Brazilian Zouk festival in Katowice? I may have felt intimidated after leading the Polish girls (considered the best Follows in Europe), but still me being different is important and valuable in this community. Don't change your dance, Sydney! Keep learning, but acknowledge that by now I am finding my own voice in this dance. I have defaults and styling that flow and feel good and natural that I can both enjoy and evolve. Don't be like everyone else. Knowledge should be empowering, not prevent you from walking because you don't know which of the 27 ways you now know is "right."
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