“Life’s a dance, you learn as you go,
Sometimes you lead, Sometimes you follow.
Don’t worry ’bout what you don’t know,
Life’s a dance, you learn as you go”
- Two of my best girl friends and I took our first ever tango class this past weekend. Above you can see me beaming at our sexy dance instructor who possessed an even sexier accent. Being a horrible dancer proved to be a good thing, as every time he caught you moving wrong (which was me every 60 seconds or so) instructor dude would pull you away from your partner (which were mostly adorable older gentlemen) and teach you the dance move himself. When you started to finally get it (or he was just tired of trying to teach you) ,sexy instructor dude would smile and say,“Ah,Muy Bien!” or something equally encouraging and not in English. Oh, how I love new experiences.
- I’m road tripping to Louisiana in a week and the week after that I’m going to the beach with the best girl friends. May is already proving itself to be a great and eventful month.
- Party and Potluck at my place this weekend consisted of lots of laughs, drinks, more dancing (Tessa, Priscilla and I attempted the drunken tango a few times) ,beer pong and plenty of hugs and good conversation.It was a little bittersweet, as a few of my close university friends won’t be in the Austin area for the summer. T.J., a good dude friend I made whilst rehearsing for the school play, is transferring to an Arkansas school next semester. Needless to say,we made this slightly bittersweet party a memorable one.
- Tidbit about me: I make friends pretty easily. However, because I’m a pretty guarded individual, I don’t let myself make close friends very easily. That usually takes years. But new friend Amanda seems to be somebody worth making an exception for. Do you ever get vibes about people? I sometimes do. As a twelve year old, I met my best friend Meg and instantly got the vibe that she was this good-hearted, trustworthy, amazing person. She was and still is, and we’ve been best friends for 11 years now. I got the same vibe from best friend Tessa when I met her seven years ago at the jewelry store we both worked at. And now I get that same vibe from Amanda. Tessa and I were talking about how much we liked her the other day,and she asked me if I’d had any sense that she was, like many girls, catty. Fragile, delicate little souls that we are, we don’t really do well with girls who constantly use words as weapons and turn jealousies into venom. Thus, we try to steer away from this as much as possible. I thought about it for a moment and shook my head no. Amanda is more like the anti-bitch. I think I may have found another kindred spirit. As long as she doesn’t read this mushy paragraph dedicated to her and run away screaming. My vibes tell me she won’t.
- Speaking of best friends. Tessa and I were dancing the other night and a picture was taken of this moment. It looked strangely familiar. Upon research, I found another picture taken three years previous. Lookit this:
- Thank goodness that some things never change.
- Husband and I have been working through some of our kinks lately, and thus butting heads a little more than usual. Cuddling with him last night, I realized I find myself loving him even more after conquering one of our little battles. We’ve grown up together and we’re still growing up. But we’re both also willing to work at things, to compromise and to work through these kinks hand-in-hand. I know our marriage has bettered me, and I think it’s safe to say the same for him. He’s good for me. I’m good for him. We’re good together. And there’s no on else I’d rather battle through the kinks with.
- Life and learning to tango really aren’t all that different. Both involve plenty of mistakes,missteps and lots of practice. Both require sometimes taking chances and stepping outside of your comfort zone. And both become just a little bit easier when there happens to be encouraging,fun and good-looking people to help guide you along the way.