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Co-Founders Crista & Lisa talk about what is still on their mind when their head hits the pillow.

Sit it out, or Dance

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 

Posted by Crista Sellman-Jones, Co-Founder
My little brother is getting married next month to a wonderful girl that our entire family adores. He told me that the song he chose to dance with our Mom at the reception was “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack. At first I thought it was an odd choice for him, but then I thought about the words to this song, and realized that this is what all mothers would want to say to their children.

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they’re worth taking…”

Then I began thinking about when I was faced with a decision to “sit it out or dance.” My “dance” began under the most unlikely circumstances- when Lisa, my business partner, and I were working together as paramedics in Boise, Idaho. We had worked together for about 10 years as paramedic partners, and were making a decent salary with a great benefits package. We were both highly committed to our careers, and involved in specialized teams such as High Angle Rescue, Hazardous Materials, and Terrorism Task Force. Though we were both very good at our jobs, we were no longer passionate about it, and dreamed of owning our own business. I will never forget the day when we made our life-altering decision to “throw caution to the wind”, quit our jobs, and begin working full time on our business. A lot of people told us that we were crazy, and it would never work, and that we would regret our decision. Maybe we were a little crazy, but the important thing was we took a chance. We didn’t want to look back at our lives and think “what if?” Now, I’m not saying that everyone should quit their jobs (especially in this economy!) or that they have to do something completely outrageous. But take chances, try a new activity, meet new people, be adventurous, and as my friend and  business partner always says “dance like no one is watching!”

“I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,Promise me that you’ll give faith a
 fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance-
I hope you dance....I hope you dance…” ~Lee Ann Womack

When have you been faced with a decision to “sit it out or dance?” Tell us your stories!

Authored by Crista Sellman-Jones




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