Thursday, January 20, 2011

So I'm just gonna start talking about myself!!

I am desperately trying to find out what people want to read about in my blog. So we'll try this and see how it goes!

I decided a long time ago that I would never write a memoir or a biography. My life has been far too boring for that. Would anyone really care about a girl who was shy in school, went to college and didn't party, then got married, bought a house, had a decent job, then quit to run a home-based business and raise kids, then quit the business to write fiction?? Probably not. Yeah, some parts might be interesting enough for a short story...Chicken Soup for the Soul type stuff (and yeah, I have been published in CSFTS...twice. And I've submitted two others...still waiting to hear).

But anyway, you get my point. I'm not all that exciting.

But I do dance. And I love it. I wish I could do it more.

I took lessons when I was a kid, for a few years. But I just didn't enjoy it anymore. I remember being yelled at in class for not doing something properly. My mom let me quit. Several years passed and I just got the idea to start taking a dance class again. I was 21 at that point. I asked a woman I worked with where her daughter took lessons and if they had an adult class. They did. I went to Open House that Summer and signed up. I was so so nervous for the first class. But the week of, a friend of mine decided to sign up with me. That took the pressure off. The class was jazz, and mainly older women, 30's, 40's, some even older. We even performed in the yearly recital!

The class has changed a lot since then (12 years ago). From that first year, aside from the teacher, I am the only one still there. Other women have come and gone, friends of mine have joined and left. We've had some really fun songs for the recital over the years: Black Cat by Janet Jackson, Sisters by Annie Lenox, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses, One Night Only on the Dreamgirls Soundtrack, Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet, Free Your Mind by EnVogue, American Woman by Lennie Kravitz. So even though it is an adult class, we still danced to some pretty awesome songs and had some pretty cool routines. Our teacher does a great job of giving more difficult choreography to the ones (like me!) who can handle it.

Here's a pic from last year's recital, me and my daughter. My adult class danced to a spy-type song.

I even danced with the young girls for a couple years. I took a jazz class with the younger girls, something more challenging for me than the adult class and I loved that too. The next year I tried out for the competition teams and made it! I was 24 then, dancing in a class were the rest of the girls were 14-16 years old. It did feel kind of weird to be in that class...I had already been married for 3 years and had a full-time job. But it was fun!


  1. This interested me. :) It surprises me what kids are learning now that we didn't when we were younger. I was growing up when computers where getting big and we had typing class. Now there are classes that teach html and java in high school. Total tangent and had not much to do with you post, sorry. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by!!!! It always amazes me the things kids are learning in school now. Internet did not exist when I was in school (well, I think it did, but was no where near what it is now!) We had to go to the library and search a zillion books when we did a research paper! Now it's click click click...everything at your fingertips! I never even owned a computer until I was 23, I think. My dorm room in college had one small computer room with maybe 8 machines. Now every single room on campus has a computer in it. So not fair!

  3. Cute picture. I think that as long as you're consistent then readers will be happy. Post regularly too.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  4. I post pretty regularly.... I skip Saturday and Sunday, but weekdays, usually at least 4 days a week. Some weeks are bad and I only post like 3 times, but most of the time it's 4-5 days.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. That is too cool! You are far from boring. I took tap for a year when I was little but I quit, I soooo wish I hadn't.

    It is always to know a little more about the face behind the name!!

  6. me agian... yeah regarding that spammer... he has been "commenting" on my last few posts.... idiotic and truly juvenile.... I just keep deleting them.