I went to the Dancers Connect conference on Monday which was in Dortmund this year. It's an event held annually 'by dancers for dancers'. It allows us to come together and discuss our working situations in order to improve the dance community. I decided to attend out of curiosity. Turns out I learned more than I expected and I'm so glad I went. It was really eye opening and it gave me so much to think about.
Not only does being prepared for failure protect us from breaking our hearts and disappointment, but it forces us to face the fact that life isn't all chocolates and rainbow pooping unicorns... (u don't say).