Dance 6: The Dancing Ninja’s Afternoon Out

Almost a year ago, I posted my own personal dammit list. It was a revelation for me to seize my Flag of Weirdness and wave it high and proudly. And it led to all kinds of things like rewriting my “about me” page and revamping my business plan.

In my list, I call myself a Dancing Ninja.

A Dancing Ninja dances EVERYWHERE and ANYWHERE. Parking lots, malls, parks, street corners…it’s all a potential dance floor if the mood strikes and the music is good.

…but even though I claimed that title as my own and I had dreams of starting a Dancing Ninja Army…I felt like I never really followed through. OK, I did a bit. I bobbed in the grocery store and boogied in the car. But I was afraid to do more than that. And I knew there was more my soul longed to do.

Enter this video. On Sunday, we went on a family outing. I was The Dancing Ninja all over the place. And you know what? IT WAS FABULOUS. When I finally let myself do it, there was nothing to be scared of. It was a beautiful feeling.

…there’s a lesson in here somewhere.

 

8 thoughts on “Dance 6: The Dancing Ninja’s Afternoon Out”

  1. There sure were a lot of sales in that baby aisle. Ha!

    Awesome video! I bet you had a lot of fun, too. 🙂 My favorite part was the kiss. Awwwww!

    1. I know, right?! Too bad they weren’t sales on the diapers Xander wears, only on EVERY OTHER KIND. 😛
      I had a BLAST. I would do this again in a heartbeat! 😀

  2. SO CUTE!!!!!! i love this so much! the kiss was my favorite part, too! and the end when you looked like the sweetest little kid looking at the camera. your boys are so beautiful. love, love, love! xo

  3. I thought it was pretty funny when you were rockin’ in the car, in your leather jacket and all, looking bada$$, and just when I thought you pulled out a cigarette, I see it’s a juice box. 🙂

    The video looked great with the music overlay; were you actually dancing to music when it was being filmed? Your movement really goes along with the beat!

    1. Hehe! Yup, juice all the way. It’s Xander’s Starbucks drive-thru drink of choice (when we go into the store he always wants a bottled smoothie).

      I *was* dancing to the music during filming (my ipod was tucked in my bra and playing the track on repeat). But it was actually really hard to edit because the song has three distinct parts and rhythms, and of course the camera didn’t register sound like it does when I’m dancing in my living room and playing the song on speakers. So cueing up the sections was tricky. I’m so happy with how it turned out, though! 🙂

    1. It’s great because you don’t have to worry about getting your arm caught in the cord like you do when it’s in a pocket. I do it all the time 🙂

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