I wrote a post on New Years eve about Finding your Inner Goddess where I made a promise to try one thing this year – and that was to step out of my comfort zone.
Well the good news is that I have in fact accepted the challenge and conquered it! I attended my first Belly Dancing workshop last weekend. There were about 20 of us there – some had been dancing for awhile and others, like me, were new. There I stood in my black leggings and a tight strappy black top – not the prettiest of sights I must say. You could see every roll of – well lets just leave the rest to your imagination here…..
The other ladies were all wearing coin belts or pretty shawls around their waists (note to self – go shopping for a pretty shawl or something). Then the lesson started. The instructors name is Natalie and she is brilliant. She was quite tall and not what I pictured as a dance instructor – she has curves and didn’t look like a stick. She made every move look so easy and made us feel at ease.
I have no rhythm, 2 left feet and am as graceful as an elephant. But somehow it didn’t matter. I loved every moment of it. And the best of all was that I felt like I had potential. I can see myself all dressed up on a stage in time to come jiggling my jiggly bits and not being embarrassed by it.
Can’t wait for the next lesson – Look out world – here I come….