I come home from dancing one night a week feeling happy and content. I love dancing and love working with my dancers.
I have to admit there are challenges - I have a new girl in my first-grade class, and she just doesn't enjoy paying attention or staying quiet. However, I don't know her well enough to reprimand her as much as I would have.
It's also challenging to cater to people's different personalities. It's amazing how young a personality shows up - hard workers, flirts, introverts, extroverts. When you are in charge of a group of youngsters, you have to learn how to work with all of them, at one time.
I can't live without dance though. Even dancing one night a week is usually not enough. I love to go out and dance, and I want to take a ballroom dance class with Nate someday.
Dancing is just so fulfilling, something that I can count as pure joy, complete joy.
I hope you have a hobby that you can county as pure joy too!