Dance Everywhere

My little son loves to dance and sing. He doesn’t care where he is or who is watching. It’s one of my goals in life to make sure he keeps this amazing gift for as long as possible.

How can I dance and sing more?

I love dancing and singing and I have absolutely no training in either of them. I’m probably terrible but I don’t care because it makes me feel good. I don’t think I’m the only person who feels this way.

Actually, everyone loves to dance and sing. As a child, I bet you loved it. You might not love it now but that’s not because you don’t find it fun. Go ahead and try it. Try dancing and singing along to your favorite song.

You can’t tell me that didn’t make you feel better.

Most likely, you don’t like to sing or dance because you were told that you weren’t the any good, so you quit. At least you quit sharing it. You shut up or sat down. It’s why so many people sing in their showers or cars because it feels safe. When someone pulls up next to them they stop because of the fear of being judged.

I used to be like my son but then I started worrying about what other people thought. A part of this died and I kept it hidden away for the majority of my life. Only now I’m slowly opening up and dusting off these old passions but it’s hard work opening up after quitting them years ago but when you do it’s incredibly rewarding. The way writing this blog everyday is rewarding.  A few years ago, writing a daily blog would have been almost unimaginable.  I would have thought about all the ways I could have been hurt. Now, I’ve conquered that fear.  I’ve being writing almost everyday for over half the year and I don’t plan on stopping.

Dancing, singing, writing, or even things like building a business are all forms of art.  You can hold yourself back by worrying about all the things that can go wrong or you can work up the courage to create and ship your art everyday.  Everyday, it’s a battle but eventually it starts becoming a downhill fight and each day is a little easier than the next.

It’s why I’m writing everyday.  It’s why I’m dancing and singing right along side my kids, no matter where we are, and no matter who is watching.  It’s why you should be doing the same.

Dance like no one is watching.