Hello, all you wonderful Posse folks! And welcome, June! Now just getting back from the beach, I normally would be in full-blown, back-to-work-Monday depression mode, but guess what? So not happening! I think it’s because I’ve really been leaving my comfort zone lately, stepping out and trying new things, and it’s made me more excited about life than I’ve been in awhile.
Took the belly dancing class last week and enjoyed it. Although I’m not the most coordinated person around, and the instructor did have to come over several times to help me adjust my circling hands properly and to help me get my hip “shimmy” right. But it definitely was WAY out of my comfort zone to be dancing in a room full of mirrors with a coin-bedecked sash tied around my waist, jangling all over the place. I tend to avoid mirrors most of the time, except for applying makeup, getting dressed, and blow-drying my hair, ha! But it was a cool experience, and I may go back for another class later in the summer. (Sorry for no photos, but I just couldn’t go THAT far out of my shell yet!)
Another thing I’ve done to leave my comfort zone is to get back into Jazzercise, and also to try Zumba. The Jazzercise came back to me fairly quickly (gosh, who knew muscle memory lasted THAT long?). And I’ve gotten about four Zumba classes under my belt; I haven’t fallen on my face or run into anyone yet, so that’s encouraging.
Also in Florida, I really wanted to go canoeing, but son and DH weren’t game to go, and so I had to pass. But I did spend a day at the beach, wearing my lattice-top tankini proudly, and didn’t feel like a beached whale, so I’m considering that definite progress.
So please share, what about you? What have you done recently or plan to do this year that’s way out of your comfort zone? Or a fragrance that you tried that normally wouldn’t be “you” at all, but you gave it a go?