Me: Enjoying life
Marlie, what a terrific post!!
My XWH was a stiff, nervous, grumpy, unwilling dance partner. He was also the kind of guy who would have a mantrum if I danced with someone else. I LOVE to dance and it's something I barely got to do during my years with XWH.
Now, I am a dancing fool, out three or four nights a week and I love it! It makes me feel so alive! I do one night of salsa/cumbia/bachatta, one night of West Coast Swing, and one or sometimes two nights of country partner dance and line dancing.
I hear you. It was definitely weird the first time with someone new. I was very aware of it, very nervous, and not exactly graceful due to the nerves. Now I dance with many partners, and I am even brave enough to ask them if no one has asked me. It feels great, and I'm improving quickly since I'm dancing with better dancers. I'm also having way more fun, since THEY are having fun.
Congratulations Marlie! I'm so happy for you. And you should definitely dance with him again! My salsa partner is just a friend, but we have so much fun and I adore dancing with him. Whatever ever you do, have fun!
Him: Someone else's problem
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you. ~ Alfred Adler
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