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May 4, 2021

I don’t know if it was because I was raised in a Christian home, a southern home, or from just the societal norms of being a woman that has led me to have an instinctive reaction to be friendly. Maybe it’s just part of who I am as a person. The age old: nature versus nurture debate. Regardless of the reason, sometimes it plain sucks. I just read a book called “Talking to Strangers,” by Malcom Gladwell (I highly recommend it, by the way). He describes that it is in our human nature to default to truth…


July 29, 2019

First, I want to say this is another vulnerable moment where I will share some personal experiences I don’t often discuss. However, I believe this is an important piece for me to write. I hope to influence people to have compassion and consider others’ perspectives before judging from their own perceptions. I hope to yield positive and constructive revelations as I share one more reason why proper cabeceo is so important. And the reason will come as a surprise.

By nature, I am a people pleaser. I have always had a hard time saying no to people…


June 7, 2018

I thought I would be waiting another year to write again, but it seems I have found more inspiration. Having the support of a few readers has been encouraging and motivating. The positive responses have driven me to continue. I love connecting with people; it is what I love most about tango. I am enjoying connecting with people, still intimately and still through tango, but off the floor and through my writing. So thank you all for the connections and responses to my thoughts. …


April 30, 2018

The follow-up. Last year, I wrote a post about my initial experience with tango (An Epiphanic Moment). After some recent exposure and renewed attention, I decided to read the piece again and see what I have observed since then to write a follow-up piece.

At the time of writing my first piece, I had only been dancing about 6 months. Now, a year and a half later, I can say the piece still applies, however I have more to add. As far as allowing myself to be more emotional off the floor, well I still struggle very…


March 31, 2017

Authentic Argentine Tango (different from ballroom) has given me the ability to embrace my emotional, romantic side.

Raised under the roof of a dominant engineer, I was brought up to make decisions on logic rather than emotions. Logic ruled the household and my father was known to say “Spock is my inspiration, we should strive to be more like him; no emotions yield the best decisions.” Although that was often said as a joke, it still had its weight in truth. I went to school for accounting, a numbers girl, where logic is at the core. I’ve…

Bethany

I'm an accountant by day and an argentine tango dancer by night. Please enjoy excerpts from my journey in the social tango world and my other life experiences

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