Dancing a new way

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I
wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told
them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

Dancing Feet

We had friends over this week. They brought their Dance Revolution Game. Have you played it before? It was a lot of fun. Let me tell you about it. You plug this large game mat into your computer and then start dancing to a pattern on the computer screen. When the up arrow appears, you step up a square. When the down arrow appears you step back. The entire time music is playing along with the dancing arrows.  I was having a great time on the novice level. It was fun. I could get those little arrows to blink and go away with my steps. The song ended. I got points. Yeah for me!  I walked away to get a drink of water. I learned you should never leave the room in this game.  When I came back the settings had magically changed to hard. The Hamster Dance started off easy, but then it went crazy. The arrows were going everywhere. Up. Down. Left. Right. Together. Together. Down. They weren’t coming one at a time either. There were doubles and triples and at one point the computer screen started shaking in attack mode and the game made a sinister laugh.  My feet were getting all tangled up. Well, I didn’t want to get a bad score so I changed the rules.  Forget feet. Hands are much easier. I jumped off that little game mat and started pounding with my hands. I could keep up much better with all those arrows.

Lesson Learned

I still got points using my hands. Keep going on your goals even if you take an unconventional path.