As you may know by now, I’m a big dancer or clubber (whichever term you prefer). I think when I say I ‘dance’ people assume it’s a bit of salsa or maybe ballroom, so I prefer clubber (even though I’m ancient to be clubbing of course :). Although I like those more traditional forms of dance, I am always drawn to the type of music that ‘lifts me up’. The energy of dance music takes me to another place and I love it plus I use it like a mega workout!
I was actually asking myself the other day why do I like it so much? And I think I have the answer. For most of my life, I have lived in a fearful state, worrying about everything and focusing on what might go wrong, as opposed to what might go right. Not only that, I have felt constantly ‘on hold’ fearful for the future – a bit like we all are at the moment whilst Brexit gets sorted! LOL.
So, with that said, this has affected my life from how I have approached things, to my personal health, which shows in my creaking knees and disgruntled hips, all of which mean I struggle to do both the exercise I do and the dancing. But don’t worry I’m going to carry on going!
But here’s the thing. I love dancing so much, that despite the pain, I can skip around the dance floor for hours on end. Because it’s the ONLY time that I feel 100% free. No fears, no worries and I don’t even care what people think of me and kinda show off. Because I let myself ‘go’ and therefore, I have to be prepared to either garner praise or ridicule (trust me, I’ve had both). But I don’t care. I just know that, right at the moment, I’m dancing like no-one is watching.
And trust me, that has to be one of the most beautiful experiences of your life. You only have to watch the new MacMillan advert to see how dancing can lift you to a new place. I thoroughly recommend it, and if you ever fancy joining me, you’re more than welcome!
Tracey B x
Lifestyle Consultant & Blogger