Posts filed under ‘Not everything has to be serious’
Ok. So if you saw me in the suits I wear practically everyday to work, you would probably not guess that a) I grew up in cow country and b) I love hip hop music. I have been called a walking dichotomy by some.
Hip hop is my guilty pleasure. I know I know, the lyrics can be awful, but how can one help but want to bust a move when the heart pounding beat starts up!
So a few years ago, I decided to take up hip hop dancing at a local studio. So what’s my point connected to faith and work you might ask? Well, if you read my blog, you know that I always encourage those who are trying to find their place here on earth to follow their passion. But what should folks do if they are passionate about something but not very good at it? Well, I call that a hobby. And that’s what hip hop is to me.
You should see me, along with all the other 30-something white girls, in this class. The lack of coordination and clumsiness is a site indeed. But we are all having so much fun! No one cares that we are not bopping up and down in sync.
Pursuing a passion as a hobby is all part of the big picture. I don’t always have to be working toward excellence in everything I do. Yes, that’s important when thinking about my purpose. But there is something about a no pressure hobby that brings balance to my life. The things I do well all tend to use my thinking skills, not social or kinestetic. Dancing lets me unleash a different part of my being – one that makes me feel energized in all areas of my life.
Ok. So I’m off to dance class. Catch ya on the flip side. Peace out.
And if you want proof of my awesome dance moves, check out http://www.vimeo.com/4616473.