Sunday, September 13, 2009

Therapy on Hardwoods

Everyone has a vice. It is that thing that helps you through a bad day at work, a bad week or a bad situation. That one thing you look forward to at the end of the day when you start the journey home. For me it is dance...I call it my "therapy on hardwoods."

The past few weeks have been rough. My mother has been lying to me about several situations and work has me stretched really thin with no pay raise in sight. I was in desperate need to just lay it all down for a few hours. Luckily I have the perfect outlet.

A friend and I have a standard dance date during the week and we both needed each other to help us forget the woes of the world. About halfway through the night he commented that I "haven't thought about it all night, right?" He was right, I had not thought about my troubles until he asked about them. I danced myself into a happy stupor with Salsa, Meringue and Bachatta all night.

Some of my usual dance partners were there and I gained some new ones before the night was over. A couple of days later we did it all again at another location. This is my new therapy, I have a love and appreciation that makes me want to learn more and get better at it. If something can make you forget the rest of the world, why not keep doing it? It is a constructive vice...I think I may just keep it. Continue to get better at it. My therapy on hardwoods.

My vice is Salsa...what is yours?

Peace & Blessings...


  1. YES! Tango is becomeing that for me. I get so focused on doing the Tango that all else fades away...seriously. There is only Tango and the art of passion.

    I've not been in a while since the kids have started school but you can beleive I will be back on the hardwoods soon!


  2. Good for you. You go girl. Now do the rock-a-way. Mine is just reading something good. I can't dance so I don't even go there. Sometimes I may go to the gym and let the mojo work from there.

  3. there HAS to be a youtube video of Kay C dancing the night away. lol

    my vice...sports. but i think you know that already. lmao

  4. My vice are books, movies and blogs. Let me get lost in the stories and tall tales of fictional (or real!) characters. When I do, it's like everything else fades. My other vice is my son. Playing with him and watching him smile makes me forget

  5. hmmmm
    i wish i could dance
    my vice
    writing i guess

  6. For me it's reggae, soca, afro-beat, zouk and I cannot forget calypso. I can dance and dance for hours.

    Dance therapy is great!

  7. Lovebabz...I so badly want to learn to tango. It is on my 'to do' list.

    QueenBee...I read as well but it is something about working up a sweat on the dance floor. I still have my books though ;-)

    12Kyle...LOL, not yet! But after the next show and birthday bash I am sure there will be video!

    Insatiable One...Yes, movies are on my list as well. I love a great film!

    Kafo...Welcome back! I'm sure you can spin a mean verse.

    MsKnowitAll...girl HUSH! I could've written that list myself. A friend makes reggae CDs and they STAY in my car.