It’s been just over a year since I walked back into a dance studio for the first time in over 10 years. Last year at this time, I share an article called “I Hope You Dance”, and it generated some of the most powerful responses I have ever received.
Many people were touched and inspired and wrote me things like “You’re story moved me to tears as I resonated with it.”
Well, I want to report back that the past year of being back in touch with my true creative passion has been incredible. I have continued to dance while growing my business and creating memories with my family.
In fact, I really believe that dancing has made me a more successful entrepreneur and a better mom and wife. It has certainly made me a healthier and stronger person.
In the past year, I learned countless steps in 12 different ballroom dancing styles, I learned choreographed routines in 8 of those styles, I performed at my studio 6 times, I participated in 3 regional events and one public showcase.
It seems, when you are doing something you love, it’s as though time expands. It gives me energy that translates into greater productivity and connectedness in other areas of my life. The truth is that I don’t know how I would do the rest of my life if dancing wasn’t part of my schedule!
I screwed up performances. (I’m starting to think that it’s not actually possible to have a performance that isn’t flawed in some way. And I think that’s partially what is so appealing about live creative expression. But that’s another
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