Why I Zumba...

...a couple of months ago I felt this urgency to try something new. I needed to do step out of my comfort zone.

I needed somewhere to check my brain at the door and sweat hard for an hour.

I needed a place to "safely" make a fool out of myself...I knew I had started to take myself WAY too seriously.

I needed to shake and laugh at how I don't really know how to shake!

I needed to get out frustration. Punching the air was a better solution then other options. :)

Fast forward to present day.

I still love Zumba.

I'm still not a dancer.

But, I still need a place to be silly and laugh at myself.

I still need to get out my frustration at life...and all that I'm not in control of.

This life is uncertain, fluid, constantly changing and I have to change with it. More then that, I need to live in the place where I'm trusting the Lord to guide me every step of the way. Deep breath.

What have you done recently to step out of your comfort zone? Are you frustrated every day and can't seem to get over it? Are you taking yourself too seriously? (Don't know if you take yourself to seriously? When was the last time you laugh your head off at your mistakes? If you can't remember...you take yourself too seriously.) Why is it important not to take myself too seriously? Because if I don't have grace for myself to make mistakes then I DEFINITELY won't have grace for other people to make mistakes!!

I want to have grace for myself and others to make mistakes.

Time to Zumba!

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.