Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Dancing Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Trying something new can be the hardest thing in the world. And for me, dancing is about as new as it gets! A while ago, I purchased a Living Social deal that got me a great price on a community ed class. And crazy pants me decided to use it for swing dancing! I thought it would be something fun to do with the husband and I knew it would slap me in the face and shove me out of my comfort zone. I think for some people, the discomfort would come from doing something new in front of other people, but that didn't bother me even a little bit, in general I don't mind looking stupid in public. My confusion came from the actual dancing, it feels so unnatural!
I was by faaaaaarrrr, the most lost student in the class, you could tell that some of the students had a bit of a dancing background and were picking up moves right away. Meanwhile, I struggled with the absolute basic steps. But the woman in the instructor set was awesome and helped me out, she even danced with me a couple of times which was way easier than dancing with my husband!
It was sort of fun though, only sort of because I have a huge discomfort issue when I'm not good as something IMMEDIATELY. It's something I'm working on though, because that kind of thinking can stop you from ever trying anything new. So I'll be back next week and I'll be practicing at home, and maybe after a few weeks I'll be a little less lost. One can hope!