I had the strangest thing happen to me this week. I've been going about my days as usual, and random people from all walks of my life have approached me or my family members to ask if I was retiring from my dance career....
I had to laugh. I imagine that's how celebrities feel reading magazine headlines about their life - false breakups and pregnancies and such. It was to the point that even I began asking if Rhi was quitting!
How silly it would be to end my career before I get to perform Swan Lake (for which rehearsals start on Tuesday) or Don Quixote, or before my fifteenth season of The Nutcracker. Realistically, I think the rumor stemmed just from the fact that I'm getting married in September, we have begun the process of house-hunting, and I'm doing my best to develop myself professionally. Regardless, rest assured that I'm not done just yet.
This just made me realize even more that dance is a part of who I am, and if I wanted to, I could have plenty of years left.
I'll check back in after rehearsal on Tuesday!