There are lots of things that I’m BAD at and that I don’t like doing… here are some examples:
- Picking music when I’m riding in someone else’s car
- Ice skating
- Eating mayonnaise (SERIOUSLY yuck)
- Not eating chocolate
- Talking to attractive men I don’t know
- Not wearing yoga pants to class
I think I’m bad at these things partially because I just am but probably because in some way, they all embody some type of “unknown” factor...but, as you may remember, I’m trying to get better at things that I don’t like doing…even if it’s not my choice...here’s what I mean:
So anyone who knows me knows that I HATE “Playing DJ” when I’m around anyone, even my friends. You all know what I’m talking about right? It’s like when you go into someone’s car and they will be like “Oh here, you can choose what we listen to!” and then hand you their iPod/iPhone.
UGH. I HATE that.
When this happens, and it happens all the time, I usually quickly reply with some sort of version of “Uh, um...nah you just choose. I’m fine with anything!” I don’t know, I just don’t like it. I never know what a good song progression is and if I’m forced to do it, inevitably after 10 minutes they take back their music. Basically, I hate choosing music and I’m just not good at it.
So of course this week, my friend asked me to be a DJ at her enormous “Back to School” party. Yes, I said PARTY. And of course she also happens to be the kind of person that you just don’t say no to.....so, I said YES. Me, Ms. Can’t Even Choose a Song on an IPod, said yes to DJ an entire party. What was I thinking???
Ahh but let’s fast forward to this weekend… DJ C (I.e. Me) is literally standing on a platform, in front of a huge crowd with speakers roaring, bass pumping, and looking down at a set of turntables…completely astounded. It was hour 3 of the party and the crowd had been cheering and dancing the.entire.time. I had done it. Who knows how but somehow, I swallowed my fears, took a chance, and somehow totally rocked being a DJ AT A PARTY!!
So this is the point of what I’m saying, if I can somehow pull off DJ-ing a dance party for hundreds of people, YOU ALL can do ANYTHING. You are amazing. Trust me.