I ask this because my worlds collided a couple of weekends ago. As a work at home mommy, I have had some amazing people come in to my life. I love building my business for what it provides not only to my family but to those who join me on this journey, but most of all, I am so grateful for the people who are making huge impacts on my life so that I can not only live my life, but love the life I’m living. I had the honor of meeting Lisa Steadman, Chief WooHoo Woman of WooHoo Inc. several months ago and am blessed to call her my mentor and coach. About a year ago, a couple of friends dragged me, really, to my first Zumba class, and I was immediately hooked not only because it really is a lot of fun, but because I was again blessed to meet an incredible woman and Zumba passioneer, Kim Jenkins. So how did my words collide?
Within one weekend, I attended Kim’s Zumbathon for Breast Cancer and WooHoo Weekend 2011. One of my Zumba sisters sang “I Hope You Dance,” a song that has been special to me for over a decade. It was my best friend’s lullaby to my godson and then my lullaby to my little girl. The next morning, as WooHoo Weekend kicked off, Lisa took the stage and suggested that we each have a “theme song,” something that we can listen to when we need to get motivated, to lift our spirits… something that embodies our lives and our brand (she is the branding queen after all). In that moment I said to myself “Perfect… I Hope You Dance.” And that was my theme song for a few days until I was at one my Zumba classes.
I mentioned Kim was incredible, but I didn’t explain why. She is one of the most supportive, positive, uplifting, motivating, and heartfelt people I have ever met. She is my momME role model. Every class closes with a cool-down song that is always inspirational and/or just plain feel-good. I’d forgotten about this song, but I can still remember the first time I heard it and it brought me to tears (she remembered too). So I came home and listened to it a few more times. While I still love “I Hope You Dance,” this song fits not only my life, but what I am hoping to bring to the lives of others. When I feel good, I love to sing it. When I’m having a rough day, I still love to sing it… because I love to sing (and almost sang it to you here, but time is of the essence… maybe later). When I have doubts or fears that creep in, I am reminded that I need to push my comfort zone in order to grow. We all do.
Curious about the song? Here it is… “Waiting Outside the Lines” by Greyson Chance. I chose a “lyrics” version so that if you’re a visual learner like I am, you can really “hear” the song. Enjoy… and when you’re done, I’d love to know what your theme song is!
P.S. I also had very moving images come to me during the WooHoo Weekend meditations. Here are some photos that remind me of them.