Im usually not the type to go out much because I don’t consider myself a good dancer. I would say I’m still in the beginning stages and could use a few lessons or tips. It’s not that I don’t try, I just don’t seem to have enough rhythm. After years of turning down outings to events where dancing will be involved, I finally worked up enough courage to go, even if that meant embarrassing myself. So I work on getting myself together to appear to have it all together when I really didn’t. I show up to discover that everyone is up to speed and I’m falling behind, or at least that’s how it appeared. Everyone is showing off the latest moves, know the words to the newest songs and seem happy. They seem a lot further along than me although we all started together. I’m still stuck at the beginning stage. Seems like everyone is far more advanced and no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to keep up. I finally got fed up and asked a girl, “Why are they able to get their rhythm going and I’m still in the same spot? It seems they progressed so quickly, and are right where they wanna be. They have created a dance of their own and look happy doing it. What could I possibly be doing wrong?” Her reply was simple: timing. Not everyone can learn a dance as quickly as others. Not everyone finds their rhythm easily and sticks to it either. What appears to be easy and fun, took hard work, dedication and a lot of dance lessons. Don’t assume that you are behind or seemed to have lost your rhythm because of how well everyone else is moving along. When your time comes you will find the perfect song to master your dance moves on. You may even be able to create your own dance that’s perfect to the rhythm of your beat. Instead of resenting or wishing to dance as well as the next person, work on creating your own. That way when the time comes, you can be thankful for those long dance lessons, failed attempts, and what seemed like endless practice sessions. You can go out proudly and enjoy any song. Don’t be afraid to go out and dance!