I was cleaning my kitchen this weekend and out of boredom I turned on the TV to see if I could find a movie to watch to as I worked. What I stumbled upon was an infomercial about the Zumba fitness/dance craze. I was spell-bound.
If you know me at all, you know I can dance and I was a disco queen when disco was the craze. Don’t laugh…really, I was. When I moved to Texas at the age of 22 I actually had somebody recognize me from my dancing days in SW Michigan. By then though, I was married and spent my time diligently working because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do as a young adult. I’d been told so many times that I couldn’t make a living dancing, so I gave up on the idea and found work…thankfully in a creative industry.
I’ve always been passionate about selling printing. Call me silly, easy-to-please, I don’t care. I like what I do, but I have to admit the past few years have been so frustrating that I’ve lost some of my spunk somewhere along the line. I don’t like to admit it but I feel like I need to, if only to find it again. (my passion)
Getting back to the Zumba infomercial. I felt absolutely ridiculous standing in my kitchen so badly wanting to order the CD. I’ve never ordered anything from an infomercial! But, the sound of the music made me move around my kitchen with a smile on my face. But, I just couldn’t bring myself to make the call and I convinced myself that I just don’t need the distraction right now.
In retrospect, maybe I do need the distraction. Maybe I do need to move around again and throw my hands up into the air with abandon. Maybe, just maybe, the joy of the dance will re-ignite some energy and passion I need to get through our industry as it changes.
So, I ordered the CD’s on-line this morning. Zumba anyone?