Thursday, May 5, 2016

Hello world! Welcome to my very first blog post of my blog, A Transparent Life. I’m sure that as I start blogging more it will start taking on a life of its own, so I’m not going to write too much about what I hope for this blog to be or what it is. So I’ll just delve right in!

One of my hobbies is dancing. I’m in my thirties, and I’ve only recently picked it up, and not very intensely, so obviously, I’m not very good at it. This makes me a little sad. I think dancing is one of those hobbies where it’s really hard to reach our full potential if we weren’t serious about it when we were young. And I don’t pursue it seriously now; I just do it as a hobby as my time permits. But, better late than never, right? That’s what I tell myself.

I like all kinds of dancing. My favorite styles to dance are ballet, jazz, and hip hop, but ballet is definitely my favorite. Well, I’ve only take about two jazz classes in my life, so maybe I can’t make that statement too definitively, but I have a feeling that jazz is up there.

Yesterday I took a hip hop class, an Absolute Beginner class. I’ve only taken a handful of hip hop classes in my life. I was a little intimidated, because I knew I wasn’t going to very good.

But overall, I did okay. We spent most of the class learning a routine, and while my moves weren’t sharp and I had to watch the teacher every time, I managed to remember most of the moves and not lose my way. I consider that a success. At the end, we had to split into two groups of four and “perform” for each other. I was a lot more nervous for that than I thought I would be. But I took a deep breath, and it ended up being okay. So, I was proud of myself for conquering that fear.

We danced to an old hip hop song, “I Like That.” I had heard it before. Generally, I like dancing to all hip hop songs; they all make me want to move and give off some attitude:). So, I really enjoyed that:).

Yesterday night, and this morning, my body felt great because I felt like I had really moved and exercised it, even though it hadn’t felt like I was working out at the time. That’s a good thing:).

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