Dance Diaries:Ballroom Budgeting: How I Afford To Dance by The Girl With The Tree Tattoo is the second how to book in her series. While the first one focused on Starting your journey and what to look out for, this book focuses on how you can afford to follow your dream of dancing. Dancing can be very expensive and this book breaks it down into something that even a person on a tight budget can pursue.
Ballroom Budgeting tells you everything you need to afford being a dancer. It gets into creating a budget, how to cut costs, increasing your income so you can afford more dancing, alternatives to competition and what to do when you feel ballroom poor. The most important lesson that she teaches here was not to compare yourself to other dancers that have more money. She says to remember that everyone has their own problems and path to follow and not to compare yourself to others. The most important thing to remember is that you have a passion for dance and you want to stick with it, no matter what it takes.
What I liked most about this book was the same thing I liked about the last one. It’s a great instructional manual on what you need to do to get what you want. This author is following her passion in life and telling you how it’s possible for you to do the same, no matter what your passion is. Whether it is ballroom dancing or something else, the lessons that the author gives you in her books will help you make your dreams come true. The budgeting spreadsheets in Ballroom Budgeting can be applied to helping you to achieve a goal even if that goal isn’t ballroom dancing.
Personally I enjoy dancing but the classes that I’ve taken were from my community recreation department and I have no desire to go further than that, I was generally just looking to have a good time and the author even gives tips on how to get the most out of ballroom Dancing if a little fun is all you want. I really loved this book mostly because it was written by a person who has a passion for dance. Even though I don’t have that same passion, I can take away some of the lessons that she teaches here and apply them to other areas of my life. This book teaches us that no matter what your dream is, there is a way to make it happen.