This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Dance. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
At one point in time I was quite passionate about dance. As many other young girls do I also dreamed of becoming the next musical sensation. I grew up in the Britney Spears era, which meant that some of my celebrity role models were the all-in-one pop singers. They could carry a tune, or lip sync, their way through concerts all while executing perfect professional choreography. I’m embarrassed to say that I spent many an evening in my bedroom in front of a mirror trying to perfect my own rendition of the dances that were popular during my childhood. Today those same dances would cause me to be the target of all laughter at any dance club or party.
However, as life moved on other things became bigger priorities, and I soon traded in my show choir heels for running spikes.
I went through a phase where running was all that mattered. I worked hard to be the best and was really hard on myself when that wasn’t the case. Over time, I built up my stamina and became a decent runner. I put many hours and miles in during this part of my life. Running taught me a lot of life lessons and made me a stronger and more confident person. I thought I had found my niche in running, but eventually I lost interest in that as well.
Many more phases were to follow this one. Over time I’ve evolved into the person I am today through a series of phases. My dreams and goals have changed, but I’ve finally grown into some of the roles I was destined to fill. But, I would never change those things that led me into who I have become. When I think back to my dancing and running days I laugh, but I also remember how these experiences taught me dedication. It’s a discipline to be a part of a dance routine and to commit to running a half marathon.
That’s about all I can get into with a five minute limit. I guess, more on me and my evolution at a later time.
Happy Friday 🙂