“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I will dance. My eldest brother inherited all of the athletic genes and my formal dance training ended when I outgrew my tutu. But for me, skill is an afterthought - life, like dancing, is not a spectator sport. It requires passion, enthusiasm, ambition, confidence, risk-taking, a sense of humor, and most importantly, participation. I won't sit on the sidelines for fear of skipping a beat or missing a step.

I will cha-cha
I will tango
I will swing
I will foxtrot
I will waltz
And with the help of my youngest brother, I may even hip-hop.

I will master the steps of so many dances -daughter, wife, mother, investor, businesswoman, teacher, explorer, chef, citizen, athlete, cheerleader. I will even create a few unique dances of my own. And when the band plays my last song, I will have enjoyed every minute of the party. It won't matter that my fiancé and I weren't mistaken for Fred and Ginger - what will matter is that I was engaged in life; I was dancing.

— Sarah Lind Wimmer