I learned something new this week! I learned how to salsa dance! Well … pretend to salsa dance at least.
I have a friend at work who is from Columbia and has been trying to get me to come to Salsa club with her for months, and getting me to come to salsa club is no easy task. If you were to ask my friends my hobbies, dancing is not something that you’d hear. I just never have been the biggest fan of dancing. But my friends persistence paid off and I she finally broke me.
Well, I still don’t really dance, but it was a lot of fun, or a lot of ‘funny’ rather (for the witness of my dancing crimes that is). But definitely a positive experience and who knows if that is the last time that I will go to a dancing club, be it country dancing, square dancing or whatever.
The thing I learned is that is good to try out new things. I’ll admit that I am an awkward person that is often out of my comfort zone, but believe me I don’t going looking for opportunities to embarrass myself. But maybe I should. Going out of your way and trying new things can give one a broader perspective on the world.
I don’t think I am going to try to become a talented salsa dancer or anything, in fact I know I won’t. But I can now say that I have done it. I don’t have to say that I would be a horrible dancer, now I have confirmation.
I am going to make sure that I jump on future opportunities to learn new things, especially things that I have never tried before. Who knows I may find a passion or hobby that I didn’t know existed.