I danced in the aisle!

@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
January 7, 2012 4:00pm CST
Ok, I'm in the process of divorce. The upside is, I've sort of been forced out of my comfort zone I've been stuck in for several years. I'm dating a new man who is encouraging my spontaneity, which has been hiding for a very long time. So, the other day we were shopping in the grocery store, when "our song" came on over the loud speaker. Guess what? We put down our items, and slow danced in the middle of the aisle to the song. At first, I was resistant, but, then I just thought, "what the heck", let's dance. People's reactions were very funny, most just pretending we were doing the most normal thing in the world. It felt good to do something a little crazy. What have the rest of you done that's stepping outside your comfort zone?
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
8 Jan 12
GOOD FOR YOU!!! That is such a wonderful story - I loved hearing that! If only more people let themselves loose and just have fun (enjoy the moment), perhaps the adult world would be a little less stressed!!! As you said stepping out of your comfort zone, mt first thought was an opposite type of moment. I'm all about keeping my kids safe and teaching that because my little ones are just all over the place if you let them. Well, the other day we went on a late nature walk down a trail (just me and the kids) and it started to get darker earlier than I expected. I would have normally yanked the kids out earlier because of the many bushes, trees, and other potential places where animals or weirds could jump out of - let alone in the dark. But we stayed a bit longer - even though I knew it wasn't the safest spot to be in. We got some neat night shots on the camera, the kids got a kick out of exploring around the dark (the moon was too cool amongst the tall trees) and we even found one rabbit lurking about. I will say I was relieved when we were finally going up the paved part of the trail where we could see the headlights of the busy street and were close to our parked car.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
9 Jan 12
I am going to continue this way of thinking I think.
@much2say (38813)
• United States
10 Jan 12
Go for it! :)
@GardenGerty (98217)
• United States
7 Jan 12
Oh, that does sound fun. I cannot think of anything much that I have done in a long time that was a little crazy, other than when the convertible is running we go out for a drive with the top down. Sixty something or almost sixty adults doing a kid thing.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
7 Jan 12
Yeah, it's fun to feel young again, if just for a little while.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Jan 12
That's cool GArden! Everyone needs to cut loose every once in a while.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
8 Jan 12
Hi Bonbon, That does sound like a lot of fun! Its been a while since someone has dragged me out of my little comfort spot but its always good and creates the best of memories. Divorce is really tough. I'm glad you have someone with you to help you through it.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
9 Jan 12
Yes, this man is really helping me through this, I can see the other side now.
• United States
8 Jan 12
This is so great!!! This is what I have dealt with recently. I was in two long-term relationships in which both was verbally and emotionally abusive. My new guy which I have been dating for over a year is so Great. He loves to laugh, hasn't raised his voice and he loves to have fun. It is always uplifting when I am with him. Experience the ride. I can't tell you haw liberating it has been to finally get out from under people who are controlling. I tend to get down from time to time thinking it must be a dream.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
9 Jan 12
Being with the right man makes all the difference in the world doesn't it?
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
7 Jan 12
Wow, what a nice experience! When I was reading this I thought that other people would begin to dance too. I think that this is more normal than most people think - to have the spontaneity to express your feelings and good mood. I can't speak about myself because I have too many problems at the moment and, alas, nothing crazy in my life. But I wish you to stay like this and be happy!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
7 Jan 12
I have a lot of **** going on too, so, that was made this moment more special. It was just a moment out of the day to not worry or fret over things. People were staring for sure, I think they thought we were crazy, and thought it best to leave us alone.
• United States
7 Jan 12
I drove on the parkway in the dark all my by myself. It is about 30 minutes of dark and turning road. I get so nervous with this and I did it. I am terrified of hills and I went up two the other day and did not get all scared. I just held my breath a short time and all was great.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
7 Jan 12
That's a good thing! You'll do it more and more now that you're getting used to it.
• United States
7 Jan 12
Wow! I’m very happy for you. I’ve never done anything like that. I can’t think of anything that is outside of the norm. I don’t like getting out of my comfort zone and don’t want everyone looking at me…lol.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
7 Jan 12
I have somewhat of a fear of being embarassed which sometimes holds me back from doing things, but, I'm trying to get over that.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 Jan 12
Congrats on the spontaneity! I think that sometimes it helps is feel alive again to step out of the comfort zone and do something different. People are funny when they are faced with things they aren't used to seeing but I bet there wasn't one person that didn't have their heart beat a little warmer when they saw you dancing. I think it's sweet. I do occasionally step out of my comfort zone. It might be a trip or trying something new. It makes me feel better to sometimes get out of the daily grind. Take care and I am very happy for you.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
7 Jan 12
It was a very sweet moment that I'll never forget, I'm glad I didn't chicken out, as I usually do.
@Afeez91 (47)
• Kuwait
7 Jan 12
hahahahah........it's not so fun but sometimes we got crazy with little thing! Dancing? Here un my country a couples was going along the street. There some children playing besude the main road, I dont know what cause their happiness but they started kissin, huging and cherring. This couple stop a stared at them, surprising both of the start their own movie :D kissing , huging and full romancing. They have forget that they're outside. The man just push out his partiner brest and started sucking..........so crazy!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
7 Jan 12
We didn't go that crazy, just a little dance.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 12
Wow, that is impressive! For you to feel so comfortable with someone you can step out of your comfort zone and throw away your inhibitions! Admiration to you, I bet some who watched you felt a touch jealous because you weren't afraid to show your true feelings and do something out of the ordinary and some maybe because you were genuinely happy and you were showing everyone that you were happy! I have to be honest I rarely step out of my comfort zone, for me stepping out would be to mix with people or to socialize, I prefer my own company, the nearest I get is going to the gym twice a week, so that for me would be stepping out of my comfort zone, but certainly not as adventurous or awe inspiring as you!
@savypat (20247)
• United States
8 Jan 12
What I have found is that as you get older the "What the heck" attitude is easier to come by. As I walked into yoga class for the first time it was there. Very greatful I am for that choice. Blessings
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
Wow! That is something I can't do. Dancing in public and having lots of eyes glued on me. But that sure sounds fun, it's alright to be a bit crazy sometimes
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
i could imagine all those audience with all sorts of reactions. no, i have not done that lately. come to think of it, that would be a good idea to see how people would react. we're not gonna dance, don't ya worry.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Jan 12
I think that is so cool! I would have loved to see you dancing inthe aisles! I sing when I am happy or if a song is on that I know....people do give me looks! But I am so glad you were able to cut loose!