Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

For those that don't know, I'm moving to Washington (the state) in the beginning of May.  I've just started announcing it in classes, so I wanted to give you an explanation.

It will actually be my 16th move since graduating high school (just under 10 years ago).  I've never even been to Washington, and I'm super excited.  Here's what my life has looked like over the past decade:

Crazy, right?
Annie and I moved to Lexington in January of last year when her engineering company asked her to relocate here from California for a 6-month assignment.  While we were here, her home office was closed.  So, 6 months turned to 9 months turned to 12 months, and finally it took 16 months to find another project to send her off to.  She's already actually working in Washington, and I haven't seen her since March 1st.

On May 10th, we'll load up my car and drive across the country (for the third time).  What does that mean for you?  I only have 4 weeks of classes left in Lexington!  Since I'm wrapping up a bunch of business and visiting family & friends on this side of the country, I'll actually have subs for a few of those classes.  If you've enjoyed my Zumba classes over the past year-plus, you can do 2 things for me:

1) Come say 'bye'.  Come to at least one more class, walk up to me afterward, tell me you've enjoyed Zumba w/ ~RoB, and I'd especially love to hear success stories.  I know many of you, but I suck at names, so introduce yourself (even if you think I know your name, because I don't) and some of you have never actually talked to me.  Here's your last chance (well, a couple more last chances).  Don't be shy.  I'm sweaty, and stinky afterward, but I won't bite.

2)  Leave me something in the newest page of my blog:  Drop ~RoB a Line.  Facebook posts are great, but they don't last very long.  They tend to revolve around song requests and class announcements and other miscellaneous temporary comments.  I'm hoping this new page will eventually combine with my Testimonials page to provide a yearbook of dancers throughout my years of teaching across the country.

Also, if I'm being honest, I'm hoping I can show the new page to potential employers in the future.  I don't expect to get a very glowing recommendation from the studio that was recently purchased from a national chain, so I'm hoping my dancers can have their voices heard.  I don't actually do well at Zumba job interviews.  I don't look like a fitness instructor, nor is my background in fitness.  I teach Zumba for the fun of it, and I feel like that translates into fun classes.  That doesn't, however, translate into an interview.

So, come say bye, and drop a line on my new page.  It's been great, but I'm a gypsy, and can't nobody hold me down.

Happy Dancing (with everyone you can find to dance with),