Karaoke. I sang tonight. My first time. I had such fun. Now I can't stop thinking of more songs I wanna sing. I sang Bye, bye, Miss American Pie, drove my chevy to the levy but the levy was dry. The words were really easy to see in front of me and the word you're supposed to sing lights up. I killed part of the song because I only know the chorus by heart, but luckily my friend, Sarah, from Zumba came and sang with me and she has a duper good voice and she knew the tune! She's in her early 30s and she knew the tune in its entirely better than I did. We got a big applause when we were done. I'm not sure why because my voice was pretty bad in parts, but it was fun. On my way out they said, "Why are you leaving so early. You sing and leave?" I told them it was time for me to go home because it was already a late night out on the town. It was 8:15pm.
Going for a two hour hike tomorrow with Audon leading. He says he found a place here that's nearly as pretty as Sedona. Can't wait to see what he speaks of. Mayela's coming too and hopefully my husband.
One of my favorite times to go to sleep is when my tummy is full. I just heated up the delicious dinner husband made and it's so good. Meat and potatoes. I can't live without him. I can't really eat other people's food. Very little is as good as what he makes. I would wither without him.
Chocolate cheesecake husband bought from the store is my dessert now. Mmmmm.
There is Zumba excitement and change going on. Evidently there's been some sort of unrest at the gym - same gym where I started and left within a month. In retrospect, leaving was the best decision I could have made. The pay is low. Extremely low. Well, the scuttlebutt is that the instructor I know is wanting to renegotiate her deal there. I hope it goes well for her. She loves Zumba and she has done fitness for 17 years. She's good at it. Well! If they won't work with her, she wishes to go on her own. And! She asked me if she got a studio and made it a Zumba studio would I want to join her. I said, if I made as much or more money as I do now, I would be interested. We'll see. It could be a potential opportunity. Other news...the gym is going to get Zumba licensing for four people. My goodness. I think it's overkill, but whatever works. I love Zumba and I expect it to grow but I don't think six instructors here would all fare well. Nevertheless, I will do what I love and hope students will come. I'm expecting a good Zumba year. January has been good so far. I'm working on a hootchie mama routine. Haha! The song is "Buttons" by the Pussy Cat Dolls and it has no profanity. Hard to find that, ya know. I think the ladies will get a boot out of it. I have a 'pull your lace stockings up' move in it.
My husband says I have a good thing going and don't fix what ain't broke. He's usually right. He says they want what I have and that's why all the hullaballoo. Funny thing is, I went through a phase when my confidence was shaken because a student I really liked changed to the other location. But after a week, I shook it off and realized there are more people out there and there's no need to fuss over the exact same students. I will find new students! I have. And she has come back occasionally so it's not that she hated me. She just likes someone else a little better. That is okay! My goal this year to improve as an instructor is to be more verbal. I'm doing it every night. It's a challenge because I'm naturally quiet. But I can see it helps to give verbal motivation and to share information. I spend time reading online to find something to say. I like finding quips that make people smile.
Life is good. Although, I've had no swelling for awhile and I told a friend I had no swelling and I guess I shouldn't say it out loud because the next day I woke at 8:00am with my left pinky swelling up. Dang. Took a Zyrtec and it stopped and went away in a few hours. God is good. All the time.