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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.

These are the days

its happened. i can’t keep up with all of my ideas for this blog! so what did i do? i created a space for inspiration, because lets face it, who doesn’t need a little inspiration these days? 

going through life is ironically LONELY. now, i am single so i can’t speak for you old married folks (just kidding lol) but i can say i have faced my fair share of lonely days.

you know the days when you’re down in the dumps, having a pity party of one, feeling as though no one is on your side? yup. i’m currently raising both my hands because that. is. me. (oh wait if i’m raising both my hands, how am i typing? sorry. ADHD.)

okay back on topic. you’re sad, alone, and feel like you can’t compete with the ever competitive world we live in. FRIEND, I GET IT. i am right there with you in it, feeling all the feels. 

BUT. let me shine light on a different perspective. what if the days that SUCK are actually the most defining days of our lives? what if they open a chapter in our hearts that has yet to be discovered and allow us to sink deeper into who we really are? what if these are the days?

what if these are the days that are truly defining who we are as a person? 

what if we let the pity party sink in. let the loneliness sink in and figure out whats really going on in our hearts? once we figure out the root of the problem it could change everything. 

friends, your lonely days, THOSE are the days. the days that you have to reflect on who you are and who you are becoming. 

these are the days.

the days you get the chance to focus on you.