Do You Think It’s Good Or Bad To Have Callouses?

August 28, 2017

One thing I’ve been thinking about sort of a lot-ish, is how I feel a little “harder” than I used to be – like a little more… calloused is the best way I can think of to think of it… Like this layer of protection has formed…

And at first, I thought, “ugh! A callous?! I don’t want callouses? That sounds crummy!

But then, I remember callouses help ballet dancers. Sometimes they are protective in a good way… They’re not necessarily just this uncomfortable layer… They’re an uncomfortable layer that helps a dancer create this gorgeous art.

So, while I don’t feel super great in the moment about the idea of having callouses, I also wonder are they actually good for us and not harmful (as my understanding is that’s how they are for ballet dancers).

I dunno. Just a thought.

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?