“Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt.
Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.” – Mark Twain
I’ve been having a tough time lately. You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting ~ or maybe you haven’t! But I think I’m back again. I had to take a break and just grieve, transition through the rest of the stages of sadness so that I could find freedom again to be me. With the help of my family, friends, loved ones and you, my dearest blog village (thank you all!), I think…I’m Baaack!
I found the above quote awhile back, had it in my drafts with the ballerina pic (I used to dance ballet for years!) and because it beckoned to me today, here I am!
I’ve been changing a lot lately ~ finding that ol’ spitfire that lurks deep inside. You know the one that you were before the responsibilities of life began dragging you down. Before the hustle and bustle of paying bills, worrying about whatever, balancing work, family, marriage and thinking about everyone but yourself. Do you know what I mean? Are you with me?
Well, with the beginning of Inner Hotshot University, inner-hotshot-university I began slowly changing ~ stretching out of my comfort zone, trying to eat the frog everyday today-is-your-day and I thought I was doing well until I had a little setback of grief. a-full-year-of-sadness
Instead of pushing aside the grief and just forging on which I’ve done a thousand times before, I allowed myself to take some time and feel it, be with it and move through it instead of putting it on the back burner to sizzle for another few weeks. It’s been one of the best decisions of my life!
I feel freer now to be me if that’s possible. Not that anyone else but me was limiting my life. Isn’t that a kicker? I realized that I LIMIT MY LIFE!
Wowza ~ have you ever had that epiphany? I feel like I just had a V8 ~ including the smacking my own forehead in disbelief!
So today, I want you to enjoy that feeling of freedom with me!
Take a moment and turn up the radio/stereo/iPod and…
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!
Doesn’t it feel like freedom?
P.S. I’m throwing the roses to you!
I’m sorry you’ve been going through a bad time and glad to see you’re back on track!
Thanks me too! ♥
Glad to have you back!!! Xoxo
Me too! xo ♥
Time well spent, really good self-awareness and great advice. As always. Yay you…welcome back xoxo
And Yay to you my friend! I know you get it! ♥
I am also glad that you are back. You needed the time ♥
Thanks Kathy ~ You are so right! ♥
HUGS ♥ ♥
I’m glad that you took some time to feel more of the pain and heal some more, my friend. Welcome back!
Thank you Russ! ♥
Welcome back..the return is so much the sweeter when you’ve given yourself permission to step out for a bit, right? 🙂 Dance! xo
You are so right Bonnie! Thanks for understanding! ♥
Welcome back !!
Love the quote. I was a dancer too. 🙂
My little daughter loves to dance as well.
Dancing is such a great freedom ~ to be able to move and bend! It’s a great limitless freedom! ♥
Sometime you just gotta’ take you time & catch your breath.
And – don’t ever hesitate to take those breaks.
Welcome back Yvonne 🙂
Thanks RoSy! Feels good to be back! ♥
Welcome back! You sound like you’ve moved through to something big. I love that you allowed yourself to take some time and feel your grief, sit with it and then move through it. I found incredible power in doing just that when I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. (Love the quote!) Shine on!
Thanks Vicki ~ I know you understand! So happy we’ve connected! ♥
So necessary to move through sadness instead of dismissing it like you said. Why do we tend to push certain emotions aside when all out emotions make up who we are?
Glad you’re back!
Thank you so much! You are so right!♥
Sorry to hear you had a set-back. I did see that post a few posts ago. I hope you an see that it’s a small part of who you are. I hope you will not let it define you.
We did this at a workshop I attended quite a few years ago. The facilitator told us to blindfold each other. Then we were positioned in the large hall so we would be a distance from one another. Then he switched on the music player, loud, and told us to just dance. It was exhilarating. It simulated dancing when no one is looking. Try it sometime. Who knows, it might just be the boost for the day you’ll need.
Oh how much fun! I just do it in the house when nobody’s looking! 🙂 But thanks for the great idea! Was it fun doing it?
Yup! And exhilarating!
You’re a fighter and winner. I’ve been able to discern that, and we’ve never met. I’m happy to be in your posse. Also, Eat That Frog…I was listening to that again on my run the last two days. I’m a big audio book fan. Be well. 😉 ~Paul
I am grateful that we’ve connected and your comment makes my heart sing. I love that Eat the Frog as well! I enjoy your daily posts as they motivate me and have become an integral part of my morning routine! Thanks for being you! ♥