Bucket list item #1

21 Oct

I think I’ve mentioned before: number one item on my bucket list is to go to a Dance-O-Rama.

For those of you not in the Arthur Murray family, Dance-O-Rama is a pro-am competition. There are multiple ones around the country, and you can go to whichever one you want to. They are usually 2-3 days of competition, and you dance with your teacher as your partner.

I think I could do really well at a competition. (I wish my teacher could hear me say that – it’s the start of me believing I’m a good dancer!) And it would be such a fun experience. My goal is to go to one sometime during 2012.

The problem, as with almost everything dance-related, is that it is really expensive to go. I’m not even going to tell you how much they cost because you wouldn’t even believe me. So I need to work my butt off to earn and save some money.

Someone once told me you’re supposed to have seven sources of income. I have my full-time job, which is what I live on. (Source #1.) I have retirement funds for the future. (Source #2.) For the Dance-O-Rama, I have started doing extra cleaning projects for my mom for money. (Source #3.) I’ve started doing administrative assistant type work for my part-time job and getting extra hours doing that. (Source #4.) I’m able to save some money each month for this too. (Source #5.) I’m going to try to sell baby hats and earrings on Etsy to get some money that way. (Source #6.) And I’ll pick up random extra work, like filing for friend TD’s business. (Source #7.) Wow, I didn’t think I actually had seven sources – cool!

I’m telling you this because I want to put this goal out there to let the universe start helping me meet this goal. I think I might be able to meet this goal, but I’m not willing to tell the dance studio for sure I’m going yet. I need to save a bit more before that can happen. I’m also putting this out there so you all can support me as I strive to meet this goal. And also understand why I might be a wee bit tired at times.

7 Responses to “Bucket list item #1”


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