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Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!


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?

Shine On!


P.S.  I’m throwing the roses to you!

You’ve Got Peeps!


So we’re ending week one of IHU ~ Inner Hotshot University!  How are you doing with stretching outside your comfort zone?  Have you done anything yet?  Did you make a commitment to do one specific thing like take a zumba class or read an entire book or are you doing like I did ~ saying yes to opportunities that come my way?  You know I am excited to hear how you were able to stretch a bit this week!

I know it’s not easy.  Believe me, I know!  I’ve been stretching out my comfort zone since last week!  I’ve been talking to more people than normal which is fun once I get over my initial shyness.  Well, I know for some of you this is hard to believe, but it’s true!

So today is your day!  Being a part of IHU means that you’ve got peeps!  So share below in the comments what your experiences were this week so that you can hear the applause, feel the support and regain your Hotshot self!

1. Did you attempt to stretch out of your comfort zone?

2.  Did  you accomplish your commitment?

3.  Please share what it was with us!

4.  Are you ready to do it again this week? 🙂

For me, I will tell you that I am all 4 yes!  I did say yes to opportunities and I was incredibly busy doing it!  I had fun with friends I hadn’t seen in a bit.  I tried ‘eating the frog’ everyday which made everything else taste virtually like an ice cream sundae (woo hoo)!  For me, I found that as if by magic, I was connected with others and was able to reignite that connector within myself which allowed me to help others by linking them together.  What a great feeling to be able to help 2 people who could help each other to connect!  We all have that ability to connect with each other and to connect others for a common good!

So for the coming week, I’ll have to think about what my commitment is ~ I’ll let you know tomorrow!  In the meantime, thanks for participating!  I hope you are feeling a bit more energized about life!  I know I am!

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Shine On!