Kristel de Catalina, Spiral Pole Dancing and Reaching for Your Dreams

I admit it that from my corner of the world I do not really know Kristel de Catalina.

I also admit that I am not familiar with spiral pole dancing.

And then I saw Kristel perform spiral pole dancing for her audition in Pilipinas Got Talent.

Her performance was breathtaking, perfect. All the judges were impressed- Vice Ganda even pushed the golden buzzer sending Kristel straight to the Semi-finals.

Her performance during the Semi-finals was again flawless.

The judges talked about Kristel’s dedication to her son (she’s a single parent) during her performances as something that was inspiring.

I also want to highlight one other thing that’s inspiring of her performance.

Kristel is clearly passionate about dancing but at one point this passion or dream had to take the backseat as she fell in love, had a child. It appears that this romantic episode she had had with a man did not lead to forever.

That must have been heartbreaking.

But she found her dream, her dance again. And we are all lifted up, just a bit higher in experiencing beauty, hope, joy as she dances before us.

Kristel, keep dancing. May God bless you and lead you onward in living your dream.

To me personally, you are already THE winner πŸ™‚

 

When Being Ageless Is Not Good News

Most women I know would appreciate being told they are ageless.

This would mean that they have stayed looking good, appearing fit despite their age.

Well, I like being told I’m ageless πŸ™‚

A few months back I was able to see the 2015 released movie The Age of Adaline. It features the beautiful Blake Lively. It also stars the veteran actor, Harrison Ford.

The movie traces the intriguing story of Adaline, the woman who stopped aging. As the years go on and on, she stayed 29 years old.

While there are other themes explored in the story like love lost and found (or redefined), what caught my attention was the reality that not everything we might desire would always be good for us.

We might like, want to look ageless, be ageless but can we really enjoy it while others, our loved ones particularly, continue to age?

The years take a toll on them and they ultimately pass away while we remain the same. We see this in the movie as Adaline’s daughter ages, as her dog ages and dies while she remains beautiful and untouched by the passing years.

What a lonely life it appeared to be. What a lonely life it can be.Β To be ageless is not always good news.