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Serious Topic: Dance Parties

if you follow me on instagram (which if you don’t you totally should, it’s a party over there @kassidy.owen), you know i LOVE a good dance party. 2 minutes into your favorite song and your whole mood can change. but somewhere along the ride of life i stopped having dance parties, i stopped living for the joy a good song could bring me, i stopped dancing through life.

that’s when i knew things needed to change.

when i stopped having dance parties, when i stopped rolling my windows down and singing on the top of my lungs, that’s when i knew i had let the things of this world get the best of me.

when i was little a good family friend gave me a sign that said “dance as if no one was watching”, a popular quote i’m sure you’ve heard. it was hung above my door and i would read it all the time but never really understood the meaning behind it.

as an adult i totally get what the quote’s saying, don’t worry about other peoples opinions, JUST DO YOU. do whatever you want and don’t think so much about what everyone else is going to think about you. dance as if no one is watching, because at the end of the day their opinions don’t matter, the only opinion that matters is YOURS.

so, do you dance as if no one is watching?

are you confident enough in who you are to dance in a world full of people who are just trying to “fit in”?

will you be the one dancing or will you be the one standing in the crowd WISHING you had the confidence to be the one dancing?

as many of you know i am a nanny to two extraordinary little girls, who would probably be mad if they read this and i said i was their nanny and not their sister (lol!). i’ve been with them since they were born and love them beyond words. they are my constant dance party partners and sometimes we dance in the kitchen and sometimes we dance in the middle of Main Street at Magic Kingdom. why? because i want to teach them to “dance as if no one is watching”. i want to help them build confidence in who they are by remembering it doesn’t matter who is around, you BE WHO YOU ARE MEANT TO BE. how do i help them do that? i make them have dance parties in the middle of big crowds and i encourage them to be silly and have fun no matter who is watching. because at the end of the day you will never regret being in a dance party, you will only regret not joining one.

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