Ok all my twitter and facebook friends know the goings on of this evening so forgive the repetition.
I didn’t have anything planned and I heard about a midsingles dance close to my house. I would normally not give it a second thought because I don’t like dances but feeling like I should make some effort on the dating/get-to-know-others scene I thought about going. In fact, I thought about it for about 4 hours, talking myself in and out of it. I even got my friend Rachel to go and then I cancelled on her and then tried to get her to go again…Sorry Rachel!
I’m not a good dancer. Plus, I don’t like most of the music and its so hard to talk to anyone that I don’t think it really is a great way to meet new people. Unfortunately, it is the activity of choice for meeting new people in Utah. Particularly those of the opposite sex…Sigh. It goes way back to pioneer times but Mormons love dancing. Much to my chagrin.
Well, finally 9:30 came and I figured what the heck? I’ve certainly spent $11 on less of a risk so I went. It was way out of my comfort zone (I would have taken photos but it was so dark they wouldn’t have really turned out. Here is me before the dance. I think I looked pretty good. I got new lipstick which I really like, and I love my blue dress. I felt pretty so at least that was going for me. 🙂
So it wasn’t at a churchhouse but in a club which was a new experience. (A very Mormon-standard club but still I’ve never been to something like that). The music was loud, it was dark but I decided I was there so go for it. I danced pretty much every fast song and even asked someone to dance for a slow song.
Just to put it in a bit of perspective- how many of you have gone somewhere where you know nobody, doing something you know you aren’t great at and still had a good time? Props to me if I don’t say so myself. Of course, I went on a cruise to Mexico by myself, so maybe it isn’t too big a surprise to my loyal readers. Tonight actually reminded me of the clubs on the cruise.
You’ve got to challenge yourself in life to get anywhere. Did I meet the love of my life? No, and if I did it was too loud to talk to him anyway, but I did something that was hard and that is a good thing.
Go do something you think is hard. It feels really good.
And just to give you an idea of the moves you missed I made this 🙂 :
PS I totally like this song…I know. Unexpected right?