So much to talk about, so little time! Where do I begin? Today is leap day! This momentous occasion only comes around once every 4 freakin' years, so I really have to take advantage and do something out of the norm. I suggest you all do the same as well. I'm not sure about the rest of the country, but here in NYC it's actually a very beautiful day (as beautiful as it can be in winter). I may go ride my bike somewhere new since I haven't really ridden in quite some time. That's right people, the end of the second month of the year is quickly coming to a close. February is definitely short, but oh so sweet.
Speaking of doing something new, I will tell you one of the new things I did recently. This past Wednesday, was actually a pretty awesome day if I do say so myself. Some of you who have met me during a night out on the town, are probably aware how awesome of a dancer I secretly am. In high school I used to be a majorette in the marching band (which is the baton twirler for those who don't know). I choreographed routines for the team, and was also the co-captain! Needless to say, I really really LOVE dance. It's actually one of my most favorite things to do ever. So getting to Wednesday, I was gonna go to yoga like I usually do, but decided to do something just SLIGHTLY different and take a dance class instead. Besides the twerk/ pole dance class that my sister made me take when I went back to Detroit last month, I hadn't taken a dance class in YEARS. YEARS! I looked online to see what sort of classes were going on in the city that night (man I love NYC... anything you want, any day of the week). To my ultimate surprise, one of my life long dance crushes, Danielle Polanco, was teaching in the east village!! If you don't know who she is, go look her up right now, because she is sheerly amazing, and frankly the epitome of my dance style.
Just the anticipation of going to the class that night made me a little nauseous! I was actually just the slightest bit star struck as well, but I kept it together, ya know? The class she was teaching was "femology/heels". Which means that basically, she was going to teach us how to dance and do a simple routine in heels. It was pretty cool! Besides the fact that a lot of the girls in the class were like 19, and were as flexible as a bendy straw, I thought I kept up pretty well. The whole thing just amped me up and made me revive my love of dance and choreography. The class was a bit expensive for me, especially with rent due (tomorrow, ugh), but I definitely wanna go to more dance classes now that I've broken the ice taking one here in NYC.
Sometimes we just get so wrapped up in not doing something because of fear...fear of the unknown...fear of not measuring up. At the end of the day though, we really just have to get it over with and do whatever it is that makes us so nervous. Those are the most worth it I believe. Take a chance on things and expand your world into something that you wouldn't normally do. What's really the worst that could happen? Anywho people, I have to now get out and enjoy my leap day before it's all gone. I hope you all do the same!
p.s. The Oscars were last night (I was debating if I should write about that, but I can actually fit all of my commentary into a p.s.). This year's Oscars were pretty controversial in the fact that no minorities were really nominated in big categories. I was interested to see what everybody was gonna say about the subject.... and boy did Chris Rock say EVERYTHING about the subject, my gosh! It was so racial focused. I suppose if that's what people have to do to break barriers, so be it. However, instead of "Oscars so white", I thought it was more "Oscars so British"! Why the heck did almost everyone have a British accent up in there??
p.p.s. No but seriously, I LOVEEEE Danielle Polanco...
p.p.p.s. I also wanna find someone who's birthday is today so I can be like, "Happy 21st Birthday!", but they're really like 84 hahaha!