Gotta have faith (faith, faith). Some of you are too young to know that song reference, but I forgive you (as I’m also too young to know that song reference as well). Dancing is all about having faith in yourself and that was something I definitely lacked going into class
Thick thighs really do save lives. At first, this phrase got on my nerves, but then I realized how body-positive dancing is and now I love it! Having some extra curves goes a long way in jumping on the pole. Truthfully, I don’t have the best body image and this class began to open my eyes a bit more to me being fine just the way I am.
Things aren’t as scary as they appear. In my few weeks giving this a shot, we tried a wide array of movements and each on scared me. Every. Last. One. Every now and then, when I could muster up the courage to just try my best, I would actually feel myself nailing a move and floating (which is how you’re supposed to feel) and I would really enjoy the few milliseconds that I got spend getting a move right. Life is all about giving things a try. Even if you don’t get it 100% right, you may get some of it and that will feel great!
Hard work is hard work. I everyone think that pole dancing looks effortless, but secretly takes a lot of work and that could not be more accurate. No one is born knowing any of these moves. After having given this a shot, I’m even more impressed by everyone who has mastered dancing enough to look graceful and effortless. It takes a lot of leg and upper body strength to do beginner moves. If you are series out mastering this skill, you have to put in the work. The studio I went to was nowhere near my house and the more I got into enjoying classes the more I had to question whether or not I would keep this up. I still do want to get better at moves, but the reality is I will have to put in serious hours on top of all of my other commitments. Even though I can’t commit to doing that now, I do feel re-energized in pursuing beauty blogging hobbies. Nothing beats hard work like hard work.
Happy Tuesday! Hope this jazzed your week up a bit. Trying to combine life lessons and lighthearted topics is no easy task. Have you tried pole dancing? What’s on your bucket list? Give me the 411!