You know that one of my favorite questions to ask people who say they don't know their bliss is: "What did you love when you were 12? Why has that changed?"
It changes, of course, for 1 million reasons and for no reason at all, as I like to say about the depression that almost stole my life and with which I battled tooth and nail until it coughed up my Dancing Soul.
It changes because we hit puberty and something happens to us...something inside starts to feel so precarious that outside forces start to have way too much power.
Instead of being protected from those outside forces by the women around us, a lot of those women offer us up to them.
Then we are lost, and if we are very persistent and very determined and do not harden our hearts, we find our way back, eventually, to ourselves. Often this happens at around the age of 40.
(Marcy and I will be both writing more about this phenomenon in the near future, because we are both experiencing it in profound ways.)
Here is step one on this Quest: Remembering Twelve.
Who were you before the hormones washed over you? Who were you before the cultural expectations grew dangerous claws and swiped at you every chance they had?
What did you love when you were twelve and what happened to it? Where is it now? What are you willing to do to get it back?
Answer those questions in the comments and you could be one of two people to get a sampler box (30 mixed packets) of this great, natural electrolyte drink that practically saved me from collapse when I had to teach in unbearable freaking heat this summer!
Ultima Replinisher asked me to try their product and I told them, sure, but no promises, because I only ever tell you guys about things I really truly like. And I think in over two and half years of blogging, this might be only the second (third, max) time that I have done this.
I like this stuff. A lot.
My dancing self loves it.
My students appreciated the fact that I could last through a class even when it was over 100 degrees (with humidity) and we were working in a studio with no air.
Enough said. Leave a comment about those twelve year old related questions and you'll be entered in a drawing.