But before I run off thanking the Academy, I need to share something so important with you.
It's true, I have been having numerous revelations about my future. I have asked myself numerous times: What do you really want to do now? Who do I want in my life? Where do I see myself? Most importantly, if I had to do it all over, what would I have become?
I finally have the answer.
I would have been a Solid Gold Dancer.
Think about it ~ I have ALWAYS loved dance, even before I understood the technical side. My mom put me in dance classes for years... and all along, even after hours of ballet, tap and jazz, I would rush home to put on my records, lock the door to my bedroom and dance - for HOURS.
I still remember rushing home to watch that ridiculous show each weekend. I loved the music, I loved the costumes, and I loved the interviews. Even as a young child, I ALWAYS knew what was hot as far as music went. It was not something I got from my parents, they were still listening to The Who, Steppenwolf, as well as Peter, Paul & Mary. I was hooked on whatever you could move to!
If you are not familiar with "Solid Gold" ~ it debuted back in 1980. It was similar to American Bandstand, but what set it apart were the DANCERS! Darcel Wynne was the principal dancer on Solid Gold during her five-year reign. She appeared on the show from 1980 to 1984, took most of the 1984-1985 season off and rejoined the cast for 1985-1986. In 1986, Darcel had many speaking roles on Solid Gold, regularly announcing the countdown re-caps towards the end of the show. Wynne and most of the other dancers left the program at the end of that season.
I know... I know...
But I think this is the calling I missed. ;-)
Hey.. why not? LOL
THAT type of dancing was just so much more fun than what I was learning. When I saw the movie Center Stage... I totally related to this dialog:
Jody: That class, I mean, how come I can't dance like that in my ABA class?Cooper: Because ABA has a great big stick up its ass?
She said that after taking this "Other Dance Class":
For REAL. What a difference that would have made to have taken a more "modern dance" class..... you know... like the Solid Gold dancers. ;-)
So tell me... If you had to do it all over.... (;-) - Get a little crazy with it!)