You know the song “No Rain” by Blind Melon? The one with the video where the weird little girl dressed like a bee tap dances through life trying to find kindred spirits and a place to be herself? That’s me. Not literally, of course. But all the same, that little girl and I have an awful lot in common. At the end of the video, the little girl finds a group of people dressed as bees and dancing just like her. She finally has a hive. She found her bees.
My name is Joy. I’m a tap-dancing bee too.
I’m a Missouri farm girl transplanted to Florida. I’m definitely out of my element and struggling to get my roots to take hold in the Florida
soil sand. I’m shy by nature. My humor is unusual and not everyone gets it. I am not super comfortable with social situations because I usually don’t fit in very well. I’m seldom sure what to say, so I don’t say much. I prefer music and movies that others my age usually don’t. My style is geared more toward comfort and quirkiness than fashion or trends. I’m weird. I’m OK with that. Most of the time, I’m OK with that. When I struggle with it, my husband tells me I just haven’t found my bees yet.
Maybe he’s right…
So I keep tap dancing away in search of bees.