The jacket came off after about an hour of dancing during a friends wedding a few weeks ago. Zoe and Shiloh will dance around the house together sometimes, but I never knew how entranced Shiloh gets by music. The kids literally danced like a maniac for probably 2.5 hours straight.
And then Gangam Style came on, or whatever it's called, and he just stole the show. At one point during his dancing, we all left to see if he would even notice that we were gone. He didnt. He danced and danced and danced and didn't pay attention to anything else. People were uploading videos of him on YouTube, he was right on beat and busting out some fancy moves... I was shocked. Tears were streaming down my face from laughing so hard, and I couldn't believe all of the movement and energy that was coming from his little body.
He was so excited and focused on what he was doing, nothing else mattered. I've actually never seen anything like it, and his energy spread to everyone else in the room.
I often think when the turning point was in my life that I started caring more about what people thought about me, and allowed that to change things that I did. I've met a lot of people who feel like they can't be different from everyone else. Being different calls attention, it puts you up for scrutiny, and it might mean that you're going against the popular opinion. I've put a lot of effort these past couple of years to be the leader of my life. To do what I know I need to do, take bold and smart risks, and not worry too much about what other people say about it. Sometimes it's a natural reaction to look around and see what everyone else is doing, and try to get validation that what you're doing is cool, too.
Get in your zone.
Give out positive energy and encouragement to others.
Do what brings you passion.
And live your life like a freaking dancing fool...
I love you Shiloh. Thanks for teaching me more about life than I ever thought I'd learn.
And for being the bravest human I know.