Sunday, December 08, 2019

Dancing Transformation

Dancing Transformation

I’m thrilled to say I lost 3 pounds last week (45.8 so far) due to myWW Purple Plan and dancing in lines. I have now progressed from non-dancer status to getting a standing ovation from my whole line dancing class. Let me explain: Paul, my instructor, was dancing the Country Waltz (my favorite line dance) with me, while the rest of the class danced solo. Paul is the only male in our class, therefore he’s very much in demand as a partner (lucky me).

As Paul and I one, two, threed our way from Texas to the big Montana sky (dancing to Say Goodbye to Montana) I lost myself in the music and movement. When the song ended, the whole class erupted in applause. Does it count as a standing ovation if everyone is already standing? Does it count as applause for me if the students typically clap at the end of a dance? Did I look like an idiot when I thanked the crowd for acknowledging my progress and they were just randomly clapping? It doesn’t matter! I did NOT look like an idiot while dancing in public and having the time of my life.

So again, I thank the person on Connect who suggested that I take a line dancing class. I also started attending a senior swing class with some Latin rhythms. Stay tuned for some salsa spiced thoughts.

Sandra Warholic Seeley - All my life, and half of someone else's, I have lived in a humorous place called Earth. My muse is a tiny menehune from the island of Oahu in Hawaii where I lived for a year. Ernest Hemingway once sat under the exact same coconut tree where I did most of my writing. I'm also a sensitive to criticism Virgo who loves to get paid for writing and speaking funny stuff. Even though my mind is filled with volcanic ash residue and I'm still finding sand in my shorts, I will continue to write until my muse retires or I run out of pretty blue drinks, whichever comes first. Don't be bashful, email the author.

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Sandra Warholic Seeley is the creator and author of The Sandra Seeley Column. She is a lifelong educator who has taught in Hawaii, Bethel Park, PA and in the inner city schools of Pittsburgh Public where her passion for the underprivileged began. Her humorous writing is often 95% fiction and 5% fact, leaving the reader to do the math. She has often written as Kanela, which is her Pen Name and means Sandra in Hawaiian. Her serious writing is genuine and written from her heart. She lives in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and Zeus, her 119 pound German Shepherd, who is her constant companion and writing assistant. They have ongoing discussions about which one is Alpha in their pack.

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