I Didn’t Make Drill Team in High School

It was pretty traumatic. I danced my heart out at the audition and thought sure I would make it. Drill Team was cool and I really wanted to be part of it. I was so disappointed not to make the cut.


I still love to dance, so I’m thrilled to have discovered my new favorite class at the gym, Dance Boogie.


It’s awesome because:

  • It’s exercise but doesn’t feel like it. The hour is up before I know it!
  • The teacher pairs her instruction with fantastic music (Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas).
  • We learn dance routines from movies I love.


And the best part:

There is no way to be cut from the team.


Yep, if I show up, they have to take me. They have to let me dance. It’s wonderful.


In class, I jump for joy. Afterwards, I feel refreshed, relaxed and centered. Whatever else happens that day, I know I’ll be able to handle it. What a rejuvenating feeling! I cherish the time and it’s a non-negotiable part of my week.


Why am I telling you this?


Because it is so important to regularly do things that make you feel joyful.


So much is asked of us in our everyday lives. There are so many things we HAVE to do that it can be easy to surrender all our time to meeting others’ needs. To me, that ultimately serves no one and is not really living.


Whether your passion is dancing, reading, running, writing, traveling or losing yourself in a book, it’s imperative to indulge that part of you in order to feel whole. Even if you are a beginner or feel like your skills are sub-par, employing your creativity and sense of fun doing something you enjoy can keep your inner spark burning brightly.


I encourage you to make 2011 the time you find a way to nurture your creative voice. Tap into your intuition to bring more of what makes you happy into your every day life. Incorporate practices and build habits that support you being more of who you really are. And then watch what happens and becomes possible in your life.


I’m wondering:

  • What is your “Dance Boogie?” What makes your heart sing?
  • How do you make that activity a non-negotiable part of your life?
  • What do you get from this practice?


I would love to hear your thoughts.



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2 Responses to I Didn’t Make Drill Team in High School

  1. Allison Maslan February 17, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    Hi Merideth. I love your blog. You are so real and your comments reflect our every day lives, struggles and desires. Yes, finding a way to dance in our daily lives can change the way we look at our challenging days. And moving our bodies opens us up to more creativity, more ideas and ultimately more business. It all comes back around. Thank you for your unique posts. Very enjoyable.

  2. Merideth Mehlberg February 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Thank you for your comment. I’m so happy that you find my musings intriguing. I love writing them! Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement.

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