When times get rough and my emotions just seem to mull out of control, I so desperately miss dancing. I always found I best expressed myself through movement. Dance and music were my reason for getting up in the morning. It was my everything, my heart, my soul and my future. But, when the unexpected happened, and I got injured and very ill, I had to find a new outlet. And honestly, I’m still struggling to find that.
This loss got me down for a long time and still haunts my dreams from time to time. Some days, I wake up and my new reality doesn’t quite hit me until I stand up and my whole body cracks and aches, but then I just try to remember how thankful I am to be standing and able to move at all. In those moments, I simply turn on my computer (who has a stereo these days??) and let the music flow through me. It’s in those moments that I can still lose myself to a beautiful melody or powerful beat.
Of course, more often than not, those beats turn into impromptu break downs in the kitchen while trying to do the dishes or not so grand leaps through my house (p.s. – old shotgun houses are great for across the floors lol) when I hit a wall writing. I just can’t help it! When the music comes on, it doesn’t even matter what it is, my heart just soars and I feel untouchable…even with the strange, concerned looks my cats give me as I jump, kick and roll over them.
I was in need of a little cheering up this week, and often when that happens I turn to YouTube to watch some of my favorite dance inspired music videos. I dare you not to move when you watch these 😉 They always make me smile (or cry…but a good cry) when I need a pick-me-up. I hope they will for you, too 🙂
(Directed by Daniel Cloud Campos Music video by Zedd performing Stay The Night ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore. © 2013 Interscope)
(Director: Parris Goebel, Produced By: Skrillex and Diplo ©: 2015 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.)
(Music video by Carrie Underwood performing Something in the Water. (C) 2014 19 Recordings Limited, under exclusive license to Sony Music Nashville, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment)
(Directed by Duncan Winecoff, Produced by All:Expanded)
What do you think? Are you dancing?