Doing something for YOU

So today I bought myself a brand new pair of tap shoes. I was so excited! Ridiculously excited in fact!

I had to think hard about why I felt such elation.

For years I spent a lot of money on my own kids dance shoes and lessons and clothing and travelling to competitions etc. I loved it all. It was part of my role as a Mother.

Everything IS about your kids for years and years. It should be too. So much love comes from that giving.

So here I am at 55 with a pair of tap shoes and they represent a significant change.

I’m back to doing ‘me’ things, the ‘me’ things I did before I had children

BUT (a big BUT)

This time I appreciate the opportunity and the fun of learning to do something that I love.

I’ve just spent an hour practising my steps so I could tap along to ‘Pennsylvania 6-5000’ once I’d mastered them. I had to write them out and practise them until they actually worked their way into my very decrepit short term memory; kinda like me trying to get back into a dress I wore when I was 25 but worse!

The wonderful dance teacher Heidi Salverda answered my text with the name of the song; of course I knew the tune and I knew it was Glenn Miller but the name, well that was a bridge too far.

I can’t wait until next Thursday for the next lesson. I’m sure I’m looking younger and straighter. If not, who bloody cares, I FEEL great!

Tap shoes
Very excited to purchase these today FOR ME and ABOUT ME

Published by buythedamndress

After 32 years of teaching I'm now full time in the business world, developing a business that I've had for 21 years and launching my online magazine Love it all!

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