Recital 2019 will be here before we know it! If you missed our recital theme announcement posted to our Facebook and Instagram… Click here to watch NOW! It’s hilarious and you MUST stick around for the bloopers at the end!
So, the theme for Recital 2019 is….. Choose Happy! Miss GinnyAnn has been busy picking costumes and putting together our show but she wanted to share a little more about our theme and how it came to be.
Choose Happy started with an idea from my friend, Karli (who I like to call the silent partner of Studio Seventeen… You may not see her or ever meet her, but trust me, she is a huge part of this business)! Anyways, after sparking up the conversation about recital she asked me if there was anything that had been on my heart lately or something that had been a recurring theme in my life. After digging deeper, she pointed out that I seemed to be really happy lately and she didn’t think that was just a coincidence. Truth is, in life we all get in ruts. You know, when you’re stuck there and you feel tired, empty, like NOTHING is going right? I think we can all relate to this on some level, especially after the year we had following Harvey. It was hard. Life is hard!! Owning my business was hard. Adulting is HARD! We’ve all heard the quote, “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” And WOW, it could not be any more true. Happiness is a choice. Life is not fair but we have to make the best of it. Once I realized what was happening – that I was literally choosing not to be happy every time something would go wrong – it hit me! Something had to change. I started working out. I started eating better. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and started making choices that made me feel good and strong and most of all, HAPPY! I truly believe that “everything happens for a reason” and that God constantly puts us in situations that we learn and grow from. He knows there will be growing pains but in the end, choosing Him and choosing happy feels SO GOOD!
My hope for this season and this year’s recital is to teach my students to choose happy – even when you don’t want to and it’s easier to be mad or give up on something. Always choose happy, because life is SO MUCH BETTER when you’re happy!
Studio Seventeen will present Choose Happy on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Lutcher Theater. We hope to see you there!