Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I Want Me Some Groovaloovin!!

I've been missing something. I think I've been missing it for years now, although much of the time I didn't even know it was gone. Here's the trick: many of you may have been missing it too.

So, now I am searching for it. Yeah, my search is a bit forced, but I'm telling myself the authenticity will enter when it is ready.

So what is it you ask? Well, let's just say I'm trying to write my own sequel to 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back' -- ok, ok, so I haven't even seen that movie, but guessing by the title and the common reference - I can relate!

I'm trying to get my groove back! Where on Earth has it been? And when did I lose it anyhow? Why did I lose it?

Now when I say groove, that is actually just a part of it - just an example. Because, well, some people never have the groove to begin with (no offense) - but you see I did have the groove! Despite my freckles & fair skin, I had the groove! Where did it go?
What I am getting at is that I want some of my childhood and adolescent ways back! Including my groove thang! I love watching kids and seeing how uninhibited they are. There are so many wonderful traits of children that are easy to lose as we grow older. I really have been thinking about this lately. I don't just let loose and shake it or strut it or laugh it (?) like I used to - you know like Gut Laugh It - like laugh so hard I'm peeing my pants laugh. I want that back! (probably without the pee, but hey, if that's the price I have to pay ...). I'm only in my twenties (ok, three years to 30) - shouldn't I still have all of this? Can't I still be uninhibited like a child?
So here is where I have started recently - in order to get my groove back: I have been car dancing! I used to be such a redikoolus(see Balki post) car dancer, shoulders hip hoppin', belting songs out, head going - I didn't care who was looking! Now I'm not saying I want immaturity back, but you know what I'm talking about right? As we enter adulthood, it seems that most of us start shedding some of our fun child or adolescent attributes, and figuratively speaking, stop shaking our groove thang.
So the question is - have you remained uninhibited (I realize there are certain healthy inhibitions to hold onto) or have you lost your groove? If you've remained uninhibited or have relocated your groove, how did you do it?

My recent influx in some car dancing is helping, but I still need to up the ante. I think I need to flood some music that I can't help but move to through the house - every day - that'd help. I already do it some and go a bit crazy dancing, but I would love to do it everyday, and even be able to go nutso dancing when Paul is home.

Now, I love to laugh and I do laugh a lot, but how can I find the pee my pants laughter again? If I find it, I'll let you know.

In the meantime, if you agree that it can get a little bit harder to let loose as the years pass, tell me about it! What are we going to do to keep certain childhood ways as an equal part of ourselves? This is critical here!

If I'm successful, the sequel will be achieved and there will be a future post:
How Breanne Got Her Groove Back!


Larry and Karri said...

Yeah - I love this post! I was actually kind of just asking myself something like this the other day - "when did I get to be such a boring person?"

Although I must admit I used to be a lot more inhibited but being married has helped me loosen up a lot. But when I talk to people or see friends I haven't seen in forever & I tell them what I'm up to ("I'm a stay at home mom and I like to cook and clean!"), I feel like one of the most boring people on the planet. But I think the guy that's on channel 8 at around 5pm every day is definitely more boring than I am.

Larry and Karri said...

Oh - I should mention though that I feel like my life is lots of fun though. I'm really enjoying where I'm at even though I think it's probably boring to everyone else.

Elise said...

You know i was honestly just thinking about this concept yesterday. And I decided it is time to get back to the simple things that make me happy. Now figuring out how to do that without returning to immaturity is the key. I think it is just about figuring out what makes you happy now. As soon as I do that I am sure I will get my groove back too!

Erin said...

I think we need to have a karoke night! That would help loosen things up a bit! :)

Sara said...

I like this post. I'm one of those people that never had one of my own, but loved to follow along in other's wickedly groovy ways.

Try jump roping to pee your pants. Works for me.

Janalee said...

My alltime favorite pasttime is laughing till I pee my pants and I will do it till I'm 95 - at which time the peeing will be pooping. haha. sick! I can't believe you made me write that.

I'm always dancing in the car, my only prayer is that the people next to me have the same station on so they can understand my moves.

not that anyone listens to the radio anymore except me..I think.

paula said...

I think immaturity gets replaced with responsibility. Those care free childhood days are just that carefree. I'm not saying we can't have them back, it's just different, it just takes more effort.
Wait til your kids are teenagers and you say or do something to get in 'the groove.' Oh my, it is fun to embarrass them.

Breanne said...

I actually don't think some of what I'm talking about is immaturity. I do see how adult living is less care free for sure, so it makes it a little easier to be anxious, and in the end, inhibited, neither of which always serve us well.

But I love how little kids can just let loose without so much as a thought as to what others are thinking. There are so many other traits of kids I admire too. Maybe that'll be my next post. :)
I'm still dancing away, bit by bit - and still looking for the opportunity to pee my pants laughing. I love Jana's comment - don't we all strive to be 95 year old women pooping our pants?! ha!

Amy said...

Hi Breanne!!! It was so wonderful to meet you too, girl!! So so sorry for being a little! It was just one of those days! It was so nice to meet finally and chat! Would love to do it again soon! Do you drink coffee? Decaf? ;)

Hugs.. Amy