Monday, August 17, 2009

"I only culture you because I love you!"

I am forcing my bud Abby to watch Slumdog Millionaire. She:

A) Thought it was a musical (and she despises musicals) and
B) Hates Bollywood

But I think she might end up liking it.

I want to learn how to do a Bollywood dance! They're so exciting!

I went to a summer dance class tonight (at Movement Unlimited Dance Studio - best dance studio ever), and I was just thinking about how much dance has done for me in the past year.

At the beginning of last year, I was extremely shy in dance class. I was really self-conscious about dancing and moving in front of people. I didn't like to put myself out there when it came to any type of dancing, whether it was auditioning for a musical or even hanging out a school dance. I just basically refused to dance in front of people.

But now - I can step up in a dance class and just enjoy myself. I don't care as much what people think. I dance because it's so much fun.

I noticed how much I changed when I went on a trip with a club from school. There was a DJ and a "dance" going on, and I got right in there with everyone and danced! Then, I helped to lead a line dance! I learned to let go and just dance. I love it.

The next obstacle is to learn how to let go and just sing in front of people. It will definitely be a huge obstacle for me.


  1. Hey Kelsey!
    I have to say, i love your 'about me' think in your profile - it rocks!
    And this post is really cool... I ca't wait to read more of your blog posts!
    God bless you!

  2. I'm so proud of the progress you've made in the past year with dancing! And now on to the next hurdle... teaching you to sing in front of people. That is this year's goal... first step: Pumpkinfest.

  3. Thanks. You have helped me so much with becoming more comfortable in my own skin. And yes...the Pumpkinfest will be a huge, massive, extra-large sized hurdle. We'll see how it goes.

  4. Oh, and I almost forgot-- Jason liked Slumdog Millionaire and he is the most anti-cultured person I know :)

  5. Hahaha...that's too funny! I hope Abby likes it! I think she will!