You May Be Thinking …. Who Is K. Fulton?
Well, I’ll tell ya!
K. Fulton was a strong, wise, compassionate, supportive female presence.
Confident, magnificent, and stately, I was in awe.
She became my “Rockaletta Moss” (Girl’s Gotta Have It on Netflix” Check it out!)
Anywho, she is a hero of mine, here’s why….
Messing around trying to convince myself to do something constructive, I registered for classes at City College.
As a mature student who did not know who she was or what she wanted,
I took a dance class.
This woman was my dance instructor.
Now, the story meat…
This was a beginners’ dance class, so dance skill and proficiency were of varying levels.
When it came time to do our final, we had to recreate a piece we were taught.
Fear and anticipation were in the air. Everyone wanted to put forth their best.
For those of us who were dance challenged, we were scared sh*tless!
K. Fulton made a statement before we began our dance……
“Put forth your best, there are no victims in this class.”
To say the least, the dance routine took many different expressions.
But, there was one team of two whose personifies the title of this piece.
Their dancing was rhythmically challenged of major proportions,
And oh my gosh, their effort was admirable.
They did their best routine and emerged victoriously!
I did what was easy and this was Not always the right or best decision.
A good portion of my life I’ve lived on the edge of my best, never fully committed to mastery or excellence.
Playing the victim card a time or two or three to justify being a slackard. I was NOT showing up as my best self.
I threw fits and acted entitled as if LIFE owned me something.
My drama created a smokescreen to mask my unwillingness and refusal to take responsibility for my blatant lack of commitment to put in the work….to bring my best.
I Remember This K. Fulton Moment Lovingly
“Life is a class and it’s always in session.”
I agree and true enough, doing something new can be “shakin in u’r boots” scary,
But living is scary too.
So, I advocate making a choice to learn, experience, grow, transform, and love to defeat fear.
Moral of the Memory….
Do it Scared, Anyway.
And bring the goods….Your Best in all things.
Trust Yourself, Live Brave, and Emerge Victoriously.