It’s been six weeks since I took the training to become a Zumba instructor, and I have to be honest … I’m not where I want to be with it.
I had pictured myself teaching by now. I really wanted to be teaching by now. The course was expensive. It was nine hours of pretty hard work. I had to drive two hours for it. And, most importantly of all, I LOVE ZUMBA AND WANT TO TEACH IT.
But life has been getting in the way, unfortunately. I am nowhere near being able to teach yet. My schedule has been quite packed, and I haven’t allowed much time to work on the dances. I’ve made a few attempts, but it’s rare I have enough time to seriously consider the materials and absorb what I’m doing.
I have been making contact with gyms in town, and actually hope to meet with a fitness class coordinator at a senior’s fitness centre in a couple of weeks. So that’s promising. Originally, I wanted to have my first set of choreography ready for June 1st. Obviously that didn’t happen. Now, I think I need to line up a couple of classes and give myself a deadline in order to get my butt in gear. I’ll get there. I know I will it’s just going to take longer than I thought.
This post is pretty much a way to reassure myself that it’s okay that I haven’t started teaching yet. Sometimes I freak myself out and get down on myself for not accomplishing something the way I planned. I’m trying to get better at that. This is the blog version of talking to myself in the mirror and psyching myself up don’t pretend you don’t do that. I do it allllll the time. Plus, I thought some of you might be wondering what the Zumba status was. I haven’t talked about it in a little while.
Now you know!
On a final (and completely unrelated and trivial) note, I am no longer watching The Bachelorette. Emily, you bore me to tears.
I’ll be back next season Enjoy your day!