Why do we women hide our age? Besides wanting to hold on to our eternal youth. This year, I will blog my transformation from my 30's to the big 4-0. Join me on my journey of discovering more of me, this new world of the forbidden 40's and proving that life begins and not ends. After all, isn't 40 the new 30?
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Shake what your mama gave you!
Yep, I'll be doing just that. I MADE IT! Yes, I'm not only a certified Zumba instructor, but after two auditions, I am invited to be a Queen City Dancing Queen instructor. Yes!
As I walked into the first audition, two lead instructors and the owner sat behind a white folding table a la American Idol style. I thought, "Well, they've seen me for the past year and even seen me work it out on stage right beside them. I'll only be auditioning one or one and a half songs, tops." They had me do all three songs! I hooped a little bit as if there was a room full of participants and ended up sweating like a pig in a blanket! And afterwards, I had an interview. Whew, this thing was harder than getting a job with my previous employer, BOA.
Then, the audition in front of a class. Yep, even with the judges sitting right front (a little to the side) of the stage. Talk about nerve-wracking! And, I was the last person to audition after a 2-hour double header. I was so anxious that I couldn't even concentrate on all the others before me. It was wild because I couldn't even remember the routine!
But, I shook off all of the nervousness and kept it moving!
And, after all of this...I made it! I put my mind to it and did it!