Do you ever get so caught up in the busyness of life that you forget to have fun? While preparing for my first 'Toastmaster's' speech, I realized that I put one of my most fun activities on a shelf and left it there. My first speech is an 'icebreaker,' one in which I tell the audience about myself. As I put together my outline, my love of ballroom dancing, specifically waltz, came up. What do I want to tell people about the waltz? What do I LOVE about the waltz? I could write a poem on it as I'm so in love with it.
What do I LOVE about waltz?
I love getting lost in the music. When the conditions are just right, I'm in complete unison with my partner, the music, and the world. It's as if I disappear completely and I imagine I'm flying through the clouds as the music plays. I don't even know what I'm doing or where I'm going. It's not a cognitive thing. I don't have to do an ounce of thinking. I'm just in flow. My body just knows what to do. It's the most wonderful feeling in the world! I become one with everything and everyone around me that I don't even notice me. My heart swells when I dance and it seems to envelop everything around me. It's pure ecstasy! It's beyond FUN! Anyway, I can't believe I forgot how fun it is that I'm setting a goal to make it a priority and get back into it right now!
What do you do to have fun? What makes your heart soar? When will you start?