My friends and I use this saying about going line dancing.. sounds lame I know, but it feeds my soul. That’s how I’ve felt about country music since I was 13, dancing to it in my bathroom with Jeanette while we got ready. And then I found Stampede, which is full of people who feel like I do about it! I didn’t know they existed.. it’s how I found my best friend. And it’s how I learned to uninhibitedly experience joy. True real joy. I’m sure I look like an idiot out there, but it doesn’t matter cuz I’m doing what I love with my friends, and I know all the moves and all the words and I am sweaty and I have a HUUUGE smile on my face no matter what. And I think learning how to experience that joy is what allowed me to feel again, it opened my heart to being so deeply in love now, more love than I ever have felt ever, thankfully, with a man I didn’t do anything to deserve, but by the grace of God he loves me back.
So here’s to you boots/dancing/and country music. Thank you for my life.