Tuesday, July 12, 2011
How Things Change Suddenly After So Long...
I was recently asked if, when I started to dance again at the age of 40, if it was a process or if I just dove right in and never stopped.
The short answer: I dove right in. I started dancing at that wedding and I danced the next day and the next and have pretty much not stopped since. Two years later.
The long answer: By the time I went to that wedding and stood up and danced and was basically born again, by that time? I had spent almost 40 long years doing all the ground work.
I had spent 15 years with a loving partner dissecting every inch of my story until I understood where I had come from and what I had been through and how I could possibly now move on and be happy.
I had spent most of those 15 years studying every form of self-help known to bookstore loving woman.
I had spent most of those 15 years doing yoga, taking vitamins, walking around and around and around, thinking, processing, writing in my journal.
I had spent some of those years paralyzed by grief, barely able to leave the house.
I had spent far too many of those years stuck in my own stink.
So yes, I was born again in about three minutes but it took too many damn decades to get to that "suddenly."
Here's what I would like to hear from you:
What are you waiting for?!