When was the last time you had unabashed, unbridled, unapologetic FUN?!?

When was the last time you had unabashed, unbridled, unapologetic FUN?!?

Picture a room full of women ~ some in full out costume, others in full out corporate wear. Some tall, others small. Some quick on their feet, others never having been to a dance class in all their life.

And it didn’t matter.

Because before long, all of the heels were off, the hair was down, and the laughter contagious as we were doing our darndest trying to desperately remember all the moves while putting forward our best zombie impersonations ever.

Last night a group of Women Living BIG got together to learn Michael Jackson’s infamous Thriller Dance! It’s been on my bucket list for while now, and it’s been on a lot of other ladies’ lists, too.

And oh my goodness was it ever FUN!

I had forgotten how much fun it was to just DANCE. To let loose, to move your hips, to not care about what you look like and just let go.

I know, life gets busy. “If only I had time!” you’re thinking. And I’ll admit I was running around yesterday like a crazy chicken at one point getting the last minute things ready for the event (still smiling, mind you!) And I almost had a moment, while in a meeting over speaker phone, as I was pouring in the cupcake batter for the mini Halloween cupcakes I was making, when I almost allowed myself to think “Is it really worth it?!?”

And then I came back to the fact I would soon be learning the Thriller dance! And would get to spend time with other fun women who were excited to #learnBIG and #playBIG… and I got excited again.

Yes, it is worth it. And sometimes you just have to make time.

When was the last time YOU danced?

Dancing can be used as a metaphor for life.

Picture yourself at your high school dance. You there?

You’re either sitting in the bleachers, watching everyone else get jiggy with it on the dance floor, as you worry about not looking good, not knowing the moves, not being asked to dance.

OR you are right up there in the middle of the action, letting yourself go, and not caring about how you look and having a grand ol’ time!

Where are you? You have a choice.

And you have a choice in life, too.

You can either sit in the bleachers, watching everyone else having all of the fun, going after their wildest dreams, and taking action towards their desires. OR, you can get up, jump in, and make $#*! happen yourself!

It reminds me of a fabulous song, whose lyrics really speak to this idea. Lee Ann Womack’s  “I Hope You Dance.”

A bit of a different feel than Michael Jackson’s Thriller, it’s true, however it’s meant to inspire you: “And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance… I hope you DANCE” And I DO, hope you dance!

We should dance our way through life, no sitting in the bleachers and watching it pass us by.


When was the last time you had anabahsed, unbridled, unapologetic FUN? When you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance! (Click to tweet it out!)

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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