[Editor’s note: Sonia Thompson is one of the very first people who signed up for the Primility email list and requested a wristband — she’s #9 right here. Recently, Sonia went on a two-month journey throughout South America. Several weeks ago, I shared an email she sent to me that explained how Primility was influencing her trip. Today, I’m ecstatic to be able to share this post, which Sonia wrote upon her return, telling stories about her trip and sharing the lessons that she learned.]
The perky dance instructor showed me the exercise and left me on my own to work on some basic techniques for tango. Instead of welcoming her warm smile and instruction on how to become a better dancer, I was making excuses.
Practice? I don’t want to practice. I look dumb. I’m not sure if I’m doing it right. Isn’t it getting late? I should be home writing. Besides, I can already officially say I danced tango in Argentina. I can safely check this box. It’s not like I’m gonna do this when I get home. So I don’t need to do this.
Those were just some of the thoughts running through my mind once the instructor turned her back. It was my fourth day in Buenos Aires, and my second tango class. My pride was working overtime, speaking to me very loudly in both ears.
Had I listened, I’d have missed out on what became a source of great joy for me. So I told those voices to beat it, humbled myself, and did the exercise.
During my two months traveling through four countries in South America, Primility moments of truth like these were at the forefront of my mind on a daily basis.
Here are a few lessons I picked up along the way as a result. [Read more…] about 4 Lessons Learned During My Two-Month Adventure in Breathtaking South America (Photos)