Sunday, December 28, 2014

2014 -- week 39 of #projectlife -- dance like no one is watching!



i don't dance enough, do you? i wish i did. i met these two fabulous ladies in november who dance at every opportunity. they dance like no one is watching, or rather, like everyone is watching and they just don't give a shit. it was so liberating to watch; i wanted to join in, desperately, but i didn't. i was terrified and embarrassed and nervous. and i absolutely hate that about myself. i'm convinced, as i think many of us are, that i'm doing it wrong, that others can do it better, and that i'm being judged by everyone with eyes, but it's simply not true. and that realization is something i have to repeat to myself over and over again. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. this week though, it worked, gloriously and unapologetically. i went to a drag show, got a little tipsy, and danced. it felt so good, so freeing. i let go of all of my insecurities, realized no one cared about my dancing but me, and let myself move to the music. i came home breathless with my ability to leave it all on the dance floor, to let myself be the me i want to be, and eager for the next opportunity to dance like that.

ps. need some dancing inspiration? check out this poem by jewel mathieson: we have come to be danced.

read more about our glass blowing date and the amazing arizona state museum.