Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Let the Dancing Begin
In January I fantasized about aggressively promoting my March challenge of dancing every day for 5 minutes. I envisioned it going viral, spreading like wild flowers. All I need to do is get everyone I know to forward the info to everyone they know and so on and so on and...
And then February came and I totally forgot about Dance-A-Day March. That is until March 1st, when it suddenly hit me. Then came the dread. "Do I have to do this? I don't feel like dancing."
I don't have to do this. I don't have to dance. But then I would be a real fraud wouldn't I? I set up this challenge for myself and I told people about it. This means that I really ought to do it.
So, I did it.
And it was fun.
Just five minutes- not even five- it was probably more like three, but it put me in a great mood.
It takes a bit of self guilt tripping to make me follow through on this missive, but when I do, my inner five year old gets released and I have a blast.
This Dance-A-Day March thing doesn't need to go viral. It need not sweep across the internet. But I am thrilled to have people join me. The fact that there is a tiny community trying on this challenge for themselves makes me feel connected in a really lovely way. I feel support for this project and supported personally. Today again, I didn't feel like dancing, but did, and it was good, but not great. In truth, I really didn't let loose. I went through the motions. Then, much later in the day, a friend posted a song to dance to, her five minutes of dancing song. So I danced to it.
And this time I really danced!
And it was more than fun! It was fabulous. I felt as if I were part of a dancing community. I can't describe how wonderful that feels.
Here is the song I danced to. Have fun with it!
Wishing you balance,