Saturday, January 8, 2011

What Moves You To Move?

So just what exactly is your motivation behind your commitment to the "365 Days of Belly Dance?"  

Today Lisa Zahiya wrote a blog post about her snow driving adventure and asked "What motivates you?  Does accountability help?"

I say, "Hell, yes!"  Accountability does help.

I've been blogging and posting on FB about my commitment, so just knowing that you all know keeps me motivated.  My troupe mates are also routing for me and I don't want to let them down. 

I don't want to let me down either.

Some other things that are urging me on are the desire to be a better dancer, lose the last of the baby weight I gained about 3 years ago, tone and tighten some of the jiggly bits, and put it bluntly, bragging rights.

But the biggest motivating force in my life is my daughter.  My own mother didn't provide much for me in the way of a role model which makes it over-the-top important for me to be a good role model for her.

So now I'm asking what motivates you?  Does accountability help?




  1. Accountability helps! If I wasn't blogging my progress, I wouldn't have practiced at all last night.

    Wanting to be a good role model for your daughter is a great reason! What a lucky girl, to have a motivated dancing, beading, creative woman for a mother!

  2. Thanks, AJ. I think I'm pretty damned lucky to have her!

    Even if she doesn't want to belly dance or do the things that I like to do, I want her to know that any goals she sets are achievable.