journalI’ve been unwell recently, which means little to no pole and lots of lying in bed. The extra time has afforded me time to catch up on a few things though, a forced self retreat, so to speak, and time to reflect.

Catching up on my pole journal, I allowed myself to be taken away to dream land looking at photos and souvenirs from previous performances.

I highly recommend keeping a journal to document your pole journey. Mine has a copy of each routine I have choreographed, photos from performances, group shots with my pole family, and record of special events and workshops with my pole idols.

In this digital age, everyone keeps photos online, on Facebook, in the cloud. But having something tangible, something to curl up in bed with, something to keep you inspired and motivated even when feeling down, that’s something special.