Why Don’t We Just Dance?

“Why don’t we just dance?” — country song, Josh Turner

Curious?  This semester, I want to do things a bit differently.  My adjusting phase is complete.  First semester, over, done, check!  In 2010, I don’t want to sweat the small stuff.  I do not want to feel as though my world is ending if things don’t go exactly according to plan.  I want slow down.  Smell the roses.  Appreciate.  AND JUST DANCE.

Obviously, I’m using the whole dancing thing as a metaphor.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do love spontaneous dance parties.  Who doesn’t?!  Yesterday morning during my freshman seminar, I was itching to bust a move right there in the classroom at 8am.  I’ve always wanted to start my day off with Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog.” Mission accomplished.  My freshman seminar is Music and McCarthyism, analyzing the music during the 1940s and ’50s.  I’m excited to listen to and write about songs for homework!

Aside from this literal interpretation of the chosen lyrics, I’m using this song as motivation for expression.  This semester, I want to express myself.  Every Two Minutes is really kicking off for new members (I wrote about the organization in detail in a previous post.)  I’m becoming more involved in the Catholic Campus Ministries with the contemporary music group and such.  I’m hoping to plan a 5k in honor of my friend Jordan, who passed away in December.  I ran cross country with Jordan in high school.  He had a great spirit and a beautiful soul that shone even brighter throughout his fight with a very rare form of cancer.  I will never forget his smile and his passion for running.  His father is planning a 5k back home (MD) and I would like to spread the event to Williamsburg.  Jordan loved to run.  He loved music.  He loved to laugh.  Jordan wasn’t afraid to express himself.

This year, I want to learn to play the guitar.  I want my leg to heal, so I can run like there’s no tomorrow. I want to stay in touch with true friends more so than last year.  I want to meet new people.  I want to help those who can’t help themselves.  I want to realize what really matters.

I want to dance.

What do you want to do in 2010?

For Jordan,

Tarah

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