Movie Memory

Poetry on Odyssey: Movie Memory

So I stay trapped in our memory movies

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In the middle of the night I toss and turn
your memory flashes in my mind
like a non-stop motion picture
my brain tries to fight it but my heart always presses rewind
consumed in a constant loop of loss
the memory reel plays over and over but it never gets better
the same pain always comes back with the same cost
I pay tears to watch the movies, always feel the same hurt
I try to leave the theatre
but my love for you keeps me locked in
and I try not to look through the windows to see you with her
I look back at what we had, and as for moving on, I don't know where to begin
So I stay trapped in our memory movies
and pretend you're still the same now as you were with me

originally posted on my blog, Rithimus Poeta. (rithimuspoeta.blogspot.com)

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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Don't Let Stage Fright Get The Best Of You

Stage Fright? No, You Got This

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You walk out on that stage, You feel the lights hitting your face, You feel the audience staring at you. All you can think about is how your gonna mess up, how your gonna be an embarrassment on stage.

Okay see that sounds scary and I know it is because I've been through the same thing multiple times. You can quickly get over that scared feeling if you know how to it right. It is all about your mindset and what you do in that situation

Now, I'm a dancer and have been for 11 years so performing on stage is something that I can do in my sleep. But that doesn't mean that I never get nervous and anxious before stepping in front of thousands of people.

I am also someone who has anxiety so if you can't already tell, being nervous to dance on stage and my anxiety do not mix well.

Before going on stage here are a few things I like to do to calm my nerves.


Shake it out!!

Hype yourself up

Visualize you reducing your own nerves

POWER POSES

Don't psych yourself out...embrace that nervousness 

BREATHE!!!!

Enjoy the moment 

Finally, come on, you got this :)

Remember that your gonna be on that stage for a reason and your gonna thank yourself later for being brave and going up there.

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