Random Thoughts…

I’ve been wanting to share with y’all, but I didn’t really know what I wanted to say or have a specific topic, so that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t written much lately. The main reason is that I spend most of my time job hunting. Praise Jesus, I have a job, the same one that He provided, which I wrote about, but Jesus and I both know that this is NOT where I am to spend the next 20 years until I retire, so I’m focused on my goal of getting another job with better hours, so that I can begin dance classes again and not be so tired all of the time. I’m disappointed that I had to give up the Bachata and Salsa class because I was really enjoying both. But, my body can’t handle getting up so early (I have no control over my internal time clock), working so late and then driving 30 minutes to dance class, driving back home and doing it all over the next day. I need a better work-life balance in order to pursue my passion, ballroom dancing!

Thanksgiving was good; I spent it with family from church. I enjoyed my Filipino Thanksgiving dinner. The hard part is eating dinner at 8 o’clock at night and going home with all that food in my stomach, but I’m always thankful that I have someone else to do the cooking because I have never enjoyed cooking…baking cupcakes, yes, cooking, NO.

I really wanted to go dancing Friday night, but when I looked out the window around 4pm and saw that it was raining, I decided to enjoy some time home relaxing.  Besides, I had just gotten my hair done earlier in the day and didn’t want to mess it up. Since I have yet to find a dance partner, I figured there was no point anyway, so I stayed home.

It’s 7pm on a Saturday evening and I could go dancing, but I’m enjoying myself too much to move. I’ve been watching some YouTube videos and laughing and watching a bit of TV, too. What can I say, I’m a homebody except when I’m dancing?!  In fact, I haven’t left the house all day. Guess I’ll have to go grocery shopping after church tomorrow.

I often wonder what my life would be like if I had my dream job and could live the life I’ve always dreamed of…Jesus, ballroom dancing and photography…it’s a pretty simple life.

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Finally…!

I made my way back my usual dance spot last night, Friday, Nov. 11th. I wasn’t due to return until January, but since my neighbor no longer needed me to sit with her daughter, I have Friday nights to myself again.

I mentioned in a previous post that I met a couple guys at a dance studio one Saturday night and one of the two guys sat the entire time. Well, that same guy contacted me to see if I wanted to go dancing this week and I suggested we go on Friday to my regular spot. I got there at my usual time, but he was 30 minutes “late”.

Well, turns out, dude can dance…quite well.  He and WE kept getting compliments all night! He only seems to know Salsa and Merengue, but he knows them better than I do, which is the kind of partner that I’ve been looking for!

He says he’ll find some place to take beginner ballroom dance lessons so he can dance the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing and such.

Time will tell if this round of craigslist posts will pan out.

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East Coast Swing…or Jitterbug…

This is by far my favorite Swing dance routine.  I know it says Jitterbug, but East Coast Swing, Jitterbug and Lindy Hop are all in the same dance family, and most of what I see in this routine appears to be Swing.

I can’t wait to find a regular dance partner!  Dancing is life for me…AFTER…Jesus, of course!!!

Salsa…The End…

So, Tuesday was my last Salsa class…at least for a few months.  I enjoyed the class and learned some things I didn’t know, which was easy considering I didn’t know much Salsa to begin with. The class was good and I’ll miss dancing with my classmates, but I was too tired from the racing from one town to another after work to get to class. I’m sure things will be different in the Spring.

Well, this is the “cleanest” Salsa I have found…so far…

This is why God has blessed me with the ability to dance…so that I can bring cleanliness to the dance floor!