I’ve Deleted Facebook and Signed Up For Dance

For me, the more important of those two is the dance classes. For my friends, it’s that I’m no longer on Facebook. 

That fact right there is one of the many reasons I finally did the deed and removed myself.

“Dance eh? That’s cool. But why’d you delete Facebook???” 

BECAUSE:

– I don’t agree with their privacy policy (have you read it?)

– The viral and essentially pointless stories and information don’t benefit my life in any significant way…

– …and they annoy me 

– We all know that many of our “Facebook friends” aren’t really friends at all; my true friends hardly ever used Facebook to contact me because we have other ways…because we’re actual friends

– It’s a time waster and there are many other things I should and want to be doing

I could go on for a while but I’ll spare you the ranting. If you haven’t watched any videos or read any articles about the benefits of deleting your Facebook account, I strongly recommend you do so. My sister in-law is really the one who gave me the extra push I had been needing for a while. She and I are very, very similar and without knowing that I had been contemplating the deletion of my Facebook for about a year or so, she randomly informed me that she was deleting her account and encouraged me to do the same. It took me a while, but I did it! 

I deleted my Facebook. 

And my life hasn’t changed at all, except that I find myself keeping busy in other, more rewarding and productive ways. 

Which brings me to my other little announcement: I’ve signed up for dance for the first time in my life. This wouldn’t be such a big deal if I didn’t particularly love dance or wasn’t really interested – but I’ve been in love with it and have wanted to learn since I was a young girl.

I was involved with music at a very young age and it has always come very natural to me. So, naturally, I’ve always loved moving to music also. However, my family wasn’t well off enough/put their money towards other investments and so whenever I asked to learn dance, my parents always said that it was either dance or piano. Considering that we had already purchased a piano initially for me specifically, I always felt that piano needed to come first – which I don’t regret at all. Learning the piano is (in my opinion) so essential to learning music itself and is the first step to fully understanding the theory and production of music. 

But I finished piano about 4 years ago (I still play often just for my own enjoyment) so I figured that it was time to dive into the next musical adventure: DANCE! 

Maybe you’re wondering what kind of dance I’ve signed up for? Well it’s called Dancehall!! I didn’t know it existed until I started browsing some dance studio websites from my city; there were links to the styles they offered and so I clicked on dancehall out of curiosity. It was love at first sight to say the least!  

After that, I became even more inspired when I found Elena Yatkina on YouTube. She is an amazingly talented dancer from Russia and I watch her videos a lot. (Please go check her out!) Watching her dance is what made me decide to take dancehall classes. They style of dance is close to what I have always done while dancing in front of my mirror or at the club, so I thought it was a perfect fit for me. 

My first class is on the 10th and I’ll definitely be sharing how it goes! I can’t wait. 

On another random note, I also had my first acupuncture experience this morning. It felt nice! 

As always, thanks for reading! 

Cheers,

Shelley

PS: Elena, if you ever read this – thank you so much. xox

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About Tea Shell

When I think about how to describe myself, what comes to mind first is my love for art. Painting, drawing, dance, poetry, music...they speak to me and find myself able to speak through them. I believe that God's creation in itself is true art and that Art his one of his greatest gifts to us. I'm not an outgoing person. Let me just put that out there. I'm shy, reserved, and prefer to be around animals, nature, or no one. I have a husband though with whom I share everything and he is a huge pillar of strength in my life. I have one very dear friend whom I also treasure. I've created this blog as a way for me to express how I feel through writing - something I seriously prefer over speaking out loud! Feel free to comment and message me. I do want to hear from you :)
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