Life Lessons from Salsa Dancing...

I went salsa dancing for the first time in my life last week. I would be lying if I told you I was 'good' at dancing. I am not even going to pretend I knew what I was doing. I feel pretty comfortable dancing when I can freestyle it, but salsa dancing is like a whole other animal. I did however meet some very unique people and learn a thing or two (once I actually got up enough nerve to get my butt out there on the dance floor). I met a funny little dude who shared a few tips with me. What I realized though was that salsa dancing is kinda like having a relationship- metaphorically speaking. What my new little friend taught me could be applied to life, and love....

  1. Don't be scared. There is no right or wrong, there is only having fun or sitting on the sidelines.
  2. Don't take yourself too seriously. Nobody really 'knows' what they are doing. It's just about getting out there and doing what feels natural.
  3. It's ok to ask. If you want to be taught a new move, just go ask someone to show you how.
  4. Trust. When it's time for the dip all you have to do is stay strong in your core and trust your partner not to drop you.
  5. Stay centered. It doesn't matter where you step as long as you come back to center.
  6. Be open minded. If a small asian man with maple syrup breath who claims to be from Mars asks you to dance---- don't judge, say Yes. You might end up having a blast and learning some funny life lessons from him along the way!