Most of us have heard the saying ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain’.  This very appropriate quote is an incentive to me and many of you, I’m sure.  Life is busy, with days that are filled with work and family activities.  To help balance one’s life, we often look for some activity to enhance and add variety outside our routine.  Music is my ‘go to’ and has been a form of self-expression my whole life in one way or the other.  I learned to play the piano, the bass clarinet in my high school band for a while and sang in the church choir.  Now, I have added ballroom dancing to my musical repertoire.  It is in this musical medium where I have experienced the challenges of not only using muscles I forgot I had but using my memory for the many patterns of the various dances.  I have a special affinity for the Latin styles some of which are physically exhausting but so much fun and wonderful exercise!  You cannot help but smile when you are dancing!  Hattiesburg has a lively ballroom dance community with many fine instructors to fit your budget and your availability.  There are evening group classes taught as well as opportunities for private daytime or evening lessons.  You can go to the following websites to find out more about starting on a journey of self-expression and self-awareness that will enhance your life exponentially:, or search USA dance on Facebook. You may also call me at 601-549-4853 and I can be reached by email at      

What does this all have to do with real estate you ask?  It answers one of the many questions of my clients through the years as to ‘things to do’ in the greater Hattiesburg area.  ‘The Hub City’ as we are justifiably called, is well positioned to reach New Orleans, Mobile, The Mississippi Gulf Coast and Jackson, Ms. within two hours in any direction.  A quick getaway to a larger metropolitan area opens up infinite possibilities for a fun adventure when desired.  However, right here at home and in addition to the ever growing dance community, the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University offer theater productions, wonderful concerts, lifelong learning opportunities and so much more.  The local little theater groups have Broadway quality performers and present the community with wonderful theatrical productions throughout the year.  The Paul B. Johnson State Park is a beautiful facility offering family friendly entertainment such as boating, water skiing and camping.  Golf communities abound plus a number of festivals, music venues, farmers markets and a fabulous Zoo to name a few!  For upcoming events all year you can enter to select many forms of entertainment.  Above all, remember that The All-Star Team Realtors not only strive to serve your real estate needs but we want to be a source of information to our new arrivals as you navigate ‘The Burg’. 

Signing off with a favorite quote from Lord Byron:  “On with the dance!  Let joy be unconfined”!