So after my little funk of sadness, voicing my inner monologue to you with my tales of woe – (thanks for listening by the way not that you had a choice – haha ) today I woke up still feeling a little under the weather with illness but mentally much better.
Today I thought about this saying I heard recently…….
“See each sunrise as a gift with a 24 hour expiration – then make the most of it”
So I woke up at sunrise with my little gift and wow did I make the most of it….. I remembered another saying, one that I made for myself a few years back and that is to do one thing a week that scares me…….and that is exactly what I did today.
Aside from scaring myself when I saw the bags under my eyes in the mirror, I took a brave step into unchartered territory today; I taught my very first dance class.
As I am not a dance instructor or even really a dancer this decision may come as a shock to you it certainly did to me when I agreed to cover the class, I hung up the phone and thought to myself – hold on what now!!!!
The way I see it, you need to be scared to be brave, you need to get out of your comfort zone to experience new things, to grow stronger as a person.
Last night I made up my little funky play list, I thought about trying to work out some routines but the thought of it all made a little queasy with nerves – so in true Lou style I thought no I am just going to wing it on the day……
What could possibly go wrong????
I woke up filled with a mixture of dread and excitement, I thought if I stride into this class filled with confidence I am bound to succeed!
This is fast becoming my motto for everything in my life this year.
If you convince yourself you can achieve – you do! If you tell yourself you can – you can!
Today I taught my very first dance class, I left my own inhibitions at the door, I used the confidence the instructor put into me to cover the class to put that energy into my class and myself.
I used my honesty and my earlier short-lived fears of self-doubt to make the class feel at ease and lose their own inhibitions – and the result was fantastic.
I danced like no one was watching – no really I did- I danced like a fool with reckless abandon, I danced with joy, I danced from the heart.
I made up everything on the spot, I was scared I was brave and now I just feel proud.
If you do one thing a week that scares you, you will either succeed or you will fail, but to try, to be brave, to take chances well that is everything- that is making the most of your day, and that is amazing.