Today I have had the easiest exam I have ever taken in my entire life – relative, of course, to my level (uhm, elementary? haha). It’s safe to say, I took the exam without even reviewing (hello, party people last Friday night!). I am not saying this to brag. I bet even you too will be able to answer questions like: “What is the equivalent of 25% in decimal?” I know, even without any options given, you know that the answer is 0.25 (really?). What I noticed the entire time I was writing the exam is how, as an adult, I take things a lot seriously now and I pressure myself more than before. Of course, there’s ego involved as well: if I failed this, it would be the end of the world me! I’d be too ashamed to look at myself or be myself (my Leo side speaking).
But time constraints meant real life-changing events and opportunities in the near future rather than just passing the exam and get a handy-dandy-diploma. I guess I’ve really grown up.
I have finally found a dance studio! I have been searching for a while which caused me to lose interest at some point because no “beginner” classes seem a bit “advanced” for me. Well, as Angela (the Choreographer) put it, most of them are “too beginner” level. For someone who has some experience (hey, I could do headstands before!), then you want to definitely be “in”. So today, I went to OIP Dance Centre to give it a try and I couldn’t be happier with my choice.
Boy! Just 5 minutes in with the warm up, I realized how out of shape I am. I felt slightly embarrassed at myself for feeling those pains just anywhere I pull, push and stretch (no muscle tear so all is fine!). Add the fact that I didn’t eat any snack before dancing, I was exhausted at the end of the one-hour session and a bit forgetful (hey! empty stomach!).
But anyway, I had fun. Angela was very talented, nice and charismatic so it was easy to actually listen, follow the steps and enjoy the process. Of course, my vanity kicked in when I was talking to her and I just asked how I did. I do that because feedback helps me a lot and make me feel grounded [or otherwise] and for me to know straight up where I should improve. She said I still have “the groove” and that it’s not about perfectly following the steps, it’s the groove. I won’t let that get to my head I promise. Although, no, I can definitely tell she wasn’t just being nice. Haha. Anyway, I will definitely be back in that studio.
As I pondered what photo should I post here tonight, the topic presented itself. I was a bit distracted on the bus ride home regretting the fact that I didn’t take a photo of the chocolate truffles put out earlier for everyone in the office. At the same time, I was reading a book while listening to music and texting. I heard the announcement that we were already at the major intersection close to my home but didn’t get ready yet. My place is two stops/lights away from that. I knew I had enough time to gather my stuff. As the bus moved, I readied myself. However, the driver drove so fast and before I knew it, we were speeding past my street! And so, I had to get off at the next stop and walk back up to get home. Good thing it wasn’t really that far and at the same time it was a nice night. Maybe it was the world’s way of reminding me that I ate too much truffles today so I need to walk a bit to burn it down. Oh well. I enjoyed the walk anyway.
Indeed, I am back in action. Today’s the continuation of the Entrepreneurship Workshops I usually go to. It felt nice to be surrounded by motivated participants and brilliant speakers. On the other hand, I also started doing walks around our office complex during my lunch time. My first attempt was yesterday. I did well for my first day. Today, though, I didn’t get to walk around as much as I wanted to. I slept really late last night and so I felt exhausted. However, gotta work more on it tomorrow. 🙂