"Beautiful things happen outside of our comfort zones....." ~Frankie~
I've recently experienced the pleasure of achievement and growth when operating outside of a familiar comfort zone. I'm a firm believer that we grow in strength, beauty, knowledge, and open-mindedness when we are willing to brave the outer limits of familiarity. So here's the story:
A group of diverse ladies came together to assist in an annual fund-raising student vs. staff basketball game. Some of us signed up willingly and others by association (LOL). We believed we were going to be traditional cheerleaders, but it actually was a cheerleader/dancer hybrid position. We were introduced to a dance/cheer routine that was very intimidating by a coordinator who was most unwavering in the beginning. I think at some point we all wanted to quit or were very "concerned". Let's face it, all of us were 30 and above (one of us barely 30) and neither of us could see the vision but the visionary.
HERE ARE THE THINGS WE DID TO MAKE IT HAPPEN:
Our diverse group of women made someone else's vision happen by laying aside what we expected and doing the unexpected! In between dance moves we enjoyed each others' company and formed what I would like to think of as an "outer limits bond" in our "Four Days of Hell to get to Heaven". We all know who to call upon when it's time to brave the outer extremities! I am very fortunate to have been pushed and be among a group of women that did not want to be the one to say "I quit".
The new LCCA STAFF DANCE LINE! (Click to view the video)
My name is Frankie Reed-Shaw. I am a wife and mother of three. I love all things creative, especially writing thought-provoking pieces. I embarked on my journey of blogging about growth, maturity, and SPIRITUAL concepts about two years ago. My passion is expressing challenging ideas in hopes that myself, and others, engage in consistently thinking outside the box and strive to live a most authentic life, free of constraints. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.