There’s this safe place that I have…It’s located in my home; The living room to be exact.
When people think of the term “safe place” it’s usually thought to be a place where someone goes to be isolated. To not be seen. Somewhere to get away. And yeah, this one is kind of like that, but this safe place, is just a little different. It’s a place where I am technically isolated, but I’ve decided to share it with the world every so often.
Now, there’s only one time a week where I crave this safe place, and that is on Fridays. Somewhere between 12p and 4p my body starts to shut down to the work week, and becomes pretty much uselss. But somewhere between 4.30p and 6p Eastern time I regain my energy. Driving home, I begin to feel the joy of having two days not worrying about anything. I stop by my favorite beverage store, Frugal MacDoogal down here in South Carolina. Then head home, and once I’m in comfortable clothes, I pour up a glass, Say “OK Google, Play my Dance N Shit Playlist”, hold my hand up as to say “aaaayeee”, and start moving my hips in the most uncoordinated way imaginable.
No one is around, I’m comfortable being by myself, and dancing how I want without the stares of others. Letting the troubles of the week fall by the wayside, and I’m reborn again. Ready for the weekend; Which may involve hanging out with friends, or could involve not doing a damn thing at all.
At first, I used to just go home and start doing it just to get all of my frustrations out. But over time its become therapeutic. Then I used to talk about it on Facebook often. Then I started Snapping it on SnapChat. Looking goofy af. Then I started posting it on my Instagram Story, and it’s just become a thing that people ask me about on a regular basis now.
I haven’t had a solo dance party in a while though. Maybe today will be the day. If so, I invite all of our ATOTC friends to join in with their own dance party. I actually make specific playlist to dance to and have shared them with you all below, but if you don’t like mine, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, whatever tickles your fancy can hold you down. But if you’re interested in mine and you have Spotify, here they are!
(Click the images to be taken to the Spotify Playlist)
Dance N Sh*t – Consists of just a random hodge podge of up beat songs that tend to get your body moving to the beat.
Twerkable Edition – Is full of the classics like “Back Dat Azz Up”, and “Shake That Monkey”. If you looking to shake your booty, this the playlist for you
90s Edition – Songs we used to hear at all the parties growing up. The songs that just reminded you of the good times during your childhood
Latinx Edition – This playlist will have you definitely moving your hips. And if you don’t know how to move your hips, just sit there and bounce up and down in your chair
AfroBeat Edition – Some of the hottest songs from the Afrobeat genre that you will most likely want to chill out to, but can also get your shoulders swaying if you don’t watch out.