I love to dance. I always have. I used to love going out to dance clubs with my girlfriends back in my younger days before life took over.
Now I turn on the music in my kitchen and dance like I’m in a club.
I dance for me because it energizes me, releases happy endorphins and reminds me that in those fleeting moments I’m just me.
Not a mother or a daughter.
Not a sister or a wife.
Not a role model or a coach.
It’s these sweet escapes that we often forget to make time for, as we get older, more responsible and entangled with more responsibilities.
I think it’s important as life ticks on by that we remember the sweet things that brought us joy and freedom before we had to become responsible for life and for others.
Always remember the things that made your heart soar, that made you feel free and joyous.
If you can’t remember what that was or if you never have found something that makes your spirit soar I encourage you to find it, embrace it and dance like no one is watching.
Feel the rhythm
Moving through you
The throbbing of the sound
People all around
Lights a glow
The room is warm
The mood is sweet
Lost in the sound
move like no one is around
Lost in the soothing rhythm of the beat
Happy Friday!! Cheers to the weekend!!
I have the sudden urge to dance behind my desk. 🙂
So do it!!
I miss dancing in clubs too! But not the sleazy men trying to hit on me and sloshing their drinks everywhere haha 🙂 Great poem for just BEing.
Yes, sleazy men with their sloshy drinks are not part of my nostalgic recalls..!
I am not much of a dancer. But I can be found tapping my feet.
Tap away Andy, what ever makes you happy!
I’m the same way! Lol
Cheers to ‘sameness’!
I love this….it’s funny..I just posted a video this morning on Facebook of a lady dancing at a bus stop. Yes…dance like no one is watching!
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Love this…Thanks for the reminder!
Reminds me of those teenage years when I’d wear mini and heels then lock my room and start real dancing coz i couldn’t go to a club. Twas fun and i still indulge myself in such treat with doors open this time,lol
Indeed it is nice to leave the doors open!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for taking the time to comment.
Good for you. Dancing is a common theme in my stories. I miss it so. A simple act that has such positive outcomes. 😉
Such positive outcomes! Keep making music for us to dance to!
thank you for popping by my blog and liking my post! made my day! i love dancing and shaking my booty for myself too!
So happy to know that made your day, made mine!
Keep shaking your booty!
I love dancing. There is incredible freedom in it. I loved this post. Thank you for sharing it. 🙂
I’m so happy to know that it lightened your day!
I hope you dance on by for another visit.
I love to dance too. At one point in my later 30’s I realized that I had not danced in so long that I almost forgot how to! What a terrible feeling to be stiff and awkward! Never forget to dance!
It doesn’t take much to stop and forget, I’ve been there myself, but when no one’s watching it doesn’t matter how you look it’s all about how the music makes you feel!
Thanks for sharing,
very sublime indeed !! wish I could find that in my soul at the moment. just too much hurt and anger at the moment.
Life comes in waves, sometimes it’s harder to find the strength or even the desire to turn on the music, let alone dance.
When you’re ready give it a try, sometimes things start out forced but then start to grow on you!
I hope things look up for you soon,
jenn…thanx for your kind words. today began to smooth out later on in the day. but yes, lots of waves lately.
Just got thinking. But the music was also an external factor, as was being a coach for instance. So, if the music is a part of you, then being a coach is(or should be) a part. E.g., why can’t I be a dancing fun-loving role model? I think my boy would love a normal human being, no? Justthoughts!
While I embrace and wear all of my many hats happily and they are all certainly an integral part of me I was relating to dancing and the music and the joy it brings to my soul and spirit as a raw, Jennifer thing.
Some external factors (coaching) require work and duty (along with joy and passion) which is part of the fufillment they bring, where as dancing is selfish if you will, just me, joy, energy and pleasure. No duty, me time.
Sometimes I even dance to the music that comes from with in me. My own beat.
I take pride in living my life as a ‘dancing fun loving role model’ but I need those moments to bring forth the energy to make a difference to those I share my life with…
I’m not sure if this is making any sense at all..
I hope it helped.
Thanks for getting me thinking,
Err… I think I get it, looking at it from a perspective; because, in reality, it’s a broad issue.
you are welcome.
Mmmm love it. Not many clubs up my way (California Hi desert) but hey… I have a radio and two legs, don’t I? ;O