Monday, December 12th, 2016
Yesterday, I did something completely new and out of my comfort zone. I performed on stage in a belly dance showcase! I was with four other women, all of us new to belly dance, and it was a great experience. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been studying belly dance for the last year and a half with a D.C studio. I fell in love with the dance as soon as I tried it, and it wasn’t until after I got home from the performance it really hit me what I had did.
I’m planning a post about the show later, but I want to encourage anyone who’s on the fence about trying a new hobby or activity–just go for it. No matter what doubts you or the people around you have, life is all about the experiences you gather. Another one of my friends started training for a marathon earlier this year, and she told me how she just wanted to prove to herself that she could. And really, that’s all you need! Sometimes we get stuck waiting for the ‘perfect’ time to do something or the perfect reason. All you need to get going is your own desire, and the experience of doing it really is priceless.
This look was inspired by my new nerd chic glasses. Even fall can’t keep me away from bright colors–I loved this banana yellow duster and paired it with high-waist medium blue jeans. I’m very petite (5’2) so it’s easy to get lost in a long cardigan like this. I tied up a chiffon white blouse at the waist to elongate the legs and my favorite chesnut booties. The leopard print bag adds the dramatic flair that I can’t resist.
What hobbies or activities have you always wanted to try? Are you planning to start anything new in 2017? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe!
Lots of love,