Are you what they call “dancing with the trees”?
A friend of ours in Winnipeg has an interesting story to share that I believe many of us here at C-DAP can relate to, and he has a solution for you if you’re dancing with the trees in your life. If all you want to do is dance at the club or professionally for entertainment but you also manage or own a tree service business, you might find that your life itself is rather a difficult dance to master. That’s what this story is about as our friend in Winnipeg explains it:
“What I’m about to tell you is what I call ‘dancing with the trees’.
I don’t own, manage or operate a whole tree service business to myself, but I do work full time for one and everyone who works in this business will be able to relate, even if you’re not a dancer at heart and know what the dance of trees is. Let me tell you, it sure makes trying to find time for professional dancing a chore when you do tree pruning services full time. It’s a good thing that a lot of the dancing gigs that pay well operate at night. Not that Winnipeg is like Hollywood or anything but when I do land a dancing gig on a week day I have to go do tree pruning services the next day with very little sleep, and after a while of doing this the lack of sleep is finally catching up to me.
“But I’m not just here to complain so that the few people like us have something to relate to on the world wide web. I’m here to explain my situation so that the few of us who can relate can learn of my solution to all this. The solution to juggling a dance between working in tree services and working in contemporary dance is (I know this sounds corny) to go with the rhythm. Going along with the dance means you’re consciously aware of the dance and all the moves of its steps. You know when to put your right food forward because the beat has changed in this or that area of your life.
“By going along with what used to be something I struggled along with, I still do the same things but the way I do them is different. Let me end the metaphors by making clear that by all this I really mean I look forward to the struggle at the end of the day because it’s a dance that must be stepped to, and each move must be beautiful. After thinking this way I’ve been getting more dancing gigs in Winnipeg and I’m still able to wake up for my other job feeling great in the morning.
I believe going with the dance instead of seeing it as a chore loosens you up and lets you see more opportunities to enjoy your situation. The silver lining in your life becomes full-fledged realities that are right in your face, and something like feeling sad throughout the day while pruning trees because you didn’t get to dance last night doesn’t happen because you would’ve danced anyways even if it was alone on the roof of your house!
But, seriously! Everyone whose life is a dance can benefit greatly if they follow the steps of it and move to the rhythm of the beats.“
This post was brought to you by Winnipeg Tree Service, 201 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 3K6. (204) 818-7776
PS. Remember, life is a forest of dancing trees!