Monday, September 28, 2009

Dancing through life...

My husband and I at Fall Freestyles 2009

A little over two years ago my husband and I were in the midst of planning our wedding.  One of the preparations that I was very concerned with was our first dance.  We wanted to do more than sway to our favorite song so we enlisted the help of a local dance studio, Arthur Murray.  We started with a six lesson block which quickly turned into eight when I decided we needed more help.  Two years later we are still dancing because my husband enjoyed it so much and he convinced me to keep dancing.  

We have met a lot of really wonderful people at the dance studio and we have learned valuable communication lessons through dancing.  Last weekend, we competed in our fourth dance competition.  During the preparation for these events, we have learned many lessons but I think the most important lesson I've learned is how to be a team player.  Things in dance, much like life, don't always go how you think they will go.  There will be a missed signal and you'll turn the wrong way or as you're moving around the floor you and everyone else will converge on the same corner at the same time causing a traffic jam.  When these things happen it's easy to get frustrated with your partner, especially if you're the lady and it is your job to follow wherever your he goes.  But, it's important to remember that you're both doing the best you can and to remember that some days your on your game and some days you're not. It's during those off-times that you need your partner to be supportive and maybe pull more weight.  I know in life I sometimes forget these lessons, so it's good for me to be reminded of these lessons and how to be a good team player. 

Although I continue to have a love-hate relationship with dance, it has made my life better because it allows for quality time with my husband and has improved our communication skills.  I would definitely recommend trying it. You will meet a lot of fun people and maybe find a hidden talent.    

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brave New World

Hi everyone! This is my first blog post... ever.  I'm excited and nervous about embarking on this type of public adventure.  I look forward to growing and changing my blog as I learn more about blogging, and as I continue to grow and change.  For now, though, welcome to my lovely little adventures.  This is my effort to learn new things like making baked goods without help from Duncan Hines or Pillsbury,  and continue to grow in other things, like learning to finally like dancing the triple swing (not going to happen).  I hope you come along for the adventures, we'll have a good time and if nothing else we'll probably laugh a lot. 



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