I used to be a competitive country western dancer.
Boy was that a rabbit hole I wasn’t expecting to go down.
I had always wanted to learn how to dance. So I looked at the book of classes offered through the college extension service and I found “Country Western Dance 1” and “Country Western Dance 2”.
I couldn’t sign up fast enough.
Like everything else in BadEventer’s life, I just don’t do anything part way.
What may have sent me down the “all-in” path was that I was the only student who showed up without a partner. (I had no idea bringing a partner was even “a thing”.)
So I immediately found myself partnered with the co-instructor.
In very short order I was taking extra “practice sessions” and when the main instructor noticed my dedication he swooped in saying he was looking for a competition partner………… and off we went……..
So in my dance competition days I learned a lot about the cha-cha.
3 steps forward, 3 steps back, maybe some fancy turns in the middle…….
My relationship with FoxxyCleaopatra is feeling a bit Cha-cha-ish these days.
When I first got her, it was a pretty big disaster.
Things just weren’t synching.
Then we changed bits, changed strategies
and we finally got our act together.
We won our last horse trial together
& I was ready to celebrate.
Then one broken arm, and a 6 month break, it has been a bit like starting over……
3 steps forward
3 steps back……..