Somehow, things turned around. My heart finally understood what there was to love about it, and my teacher took this as the signal to put more time and energy into me, to shape me into a dancer better than most. People started to know me too. Even now, Indians I've never met will tell me they know me and say something about their daughters. It happens less now because I haven't danced in so long, but it's the closest I've ever come to celebrity.
Now, for my teacher, I'm taking this workshop. I'm scared of disappointing, as I surely will.