November didn’t start out to be my month. My extreme high from summer and my travels to Peru came crashing down hard upon my return, leaving me a little empty and lost. I focused way too much on work from the second I got back, trying to catch up on what wasn’t done while I was gone.
Not having a trip around the corner, I didn’t put priority in my usual workout/nature routine…and fun? Forgot all about that too.
A couple of weeks ago, in my attempts to snap out of my mental rut I thought about what I could do for fun. I had a groupon for a pole dancing class, but was exhausted from (you guessed it, work). Although it took some effort, I drove to the class not knowing what to expect. As I walked into the studio I was pretty nervous, had that weird feeling in the gut of my stomach, and immediately felt a rush of energy. The excitement and fear of doing something new instantly changed my mood.
I didn’t stop being nervous the entire time. The teacher was really helpful, since I was the only beginner. This was like no athletic class I had ever been in. There were 4 poles, mirrors and red mood lighting. It was almost 2 hours and I was sore for over a week. I gotta hand it to strippers, they must be in GREAT shape.
On this first day of December I want to remember my dab in pole dancing, so I can remember to push myself to do things I’ve never done, to try something new this month every chance that I get. Do things completely out of my comfort zone, so I am being challenged and I continue to learn.
Happy December people.