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If this was years ago and you told me that I would eventually become a Ballroom dancer/instructor I would of laughed straight at your face. But you never know what may happen in life. I always get asked the same questions. How long you been dancing? Did you always dance your whole life? etc.
Well to put these questions to rest and such I will tell you how I got into dancing. Early as a kid I was somewhat dance involved but not to any extreme extent. I was in the usual where your parents sign you up for some embarrassing dance thing but that was about it. I did have a phase as a kid in which I wanted to learn to break dance but because of my own self esteem at the time I never went through with it.
So as I grew up I eventually forgot about it. For me growing up it was playing sports, video games, and eventually guitar. These were my hobbies growing up through high school and such. I never attended much high school dances growing up I had poor self esteem and was always afraid of people laughing at me because I was a horrible dancer. Even the club style were the guy just stand there and lets the girl grind on him, Yeah I sucked at that too somehow. The only real dance I attended my me senior prom. Even there I kinda got chuckled at by others because my dancing was dreadful. Although it was towards the end of m senior year where I started opening up more to people and become more confident.
It was in my early college years where the dancing began. As I said I loved playing sports. So right after taking my final Exam I went to play some basketball to enjoy the summer. Little did I know that choice would not only take away my entire summer, but also be the best thing that Happened to me. When I played ball I re-sprained my ankle that I previously hurt back in high school. Ironic because the first time I hurt back in my softmore year of high school I was playing basketball. Now in college as a freshmen going softmore I do the same exact thing funny. This time since it was the 2nd it was more severe. The first time I was on crutches for about 6 months then had 3 months of rehab. This time it was a whole year on Crutches. I watch the months pass and eventually did intensive rehab to learn to walk again.
It was this is when a new semester was about to start for me, My doctor suggested I took a PE elective to help my foot since i need a PE course. I thought hey ballroom dancing why not I think that would be good for my feet. Little did I know that choice would put me where I am now.
There I was in ballroom ready to learn but shy at the same time. I had fun in the first class and liked it. I eventually wanted more and came ot more classes and found that I was learning faster than most people were and I had a real knack for it. Eventually I just feel in love with it all and throughout the years I kept dancing.
From here in VB all the way to Richmond I established myself as a dancer in the community. I now have been dancing for nearly 6 years or so as a ballroom dancer. I learned many things from here in VB as a beginner to becoming a much better dancer at my time at VCU where I learn most of my craft.
But for me dancing was not just for the fun of it. I never dance to be the best. Hence why you never see me take any lessons, because I’m fine where I am. If i learn something I learn it. But dancing for me gave me confidence. I opened me up as a person in ways that I wouldn’t of normally. In other words dancing change my life.
Its because of dancing that I am a better person not just to myself but to others as well. I learn to appreciate and love more that I used to. and this is the reason why I dance.
I dance now to help with the hopes to inspire others and give them what I got out of it. Like I said dancing changed my life for the better and I hope that I can keep dancing mainly to show people what I love with the hopes to inspire and help others. I feel like ive done that so far.
Dancing will always be my love till the day I die. and by then I hope to spread the love of dance to many people as possible with the hopes of changing their lives for the better.
It’s been a long while since I last wrote on here. Well things haven been going great as of late. It fact you can say it feels almost like old times. The days were dancing was everything, friend outings were everyday, and things simple. I know for a while I was closed off. Heartbreaks, disappointments, etc making me a closed off person changed me overtime. Those few months were hard. While I may not show much emotion and may appear to be happy and giddy, most time I questioned things. But I like hiding emotions for many reasons. Before it was me no longer teacher and helping out new people, not going out, not seeing all my many friends and having fun, doing the same thing, stressing at work. As of today I looked at things now. Everything is great. Tonight felt like old times. The group is back , I’m getting dance involved again. I even open up my heart a little and maybe may take a risk. we shall see on that though lol. Anyways I have vacation up with some awesome peeps and I have been waiting for this trip for a while. I’m glad that things are going great again. Now if somehow the money issue could solve itself LOL.
So the other day, I decided to be extremely mean; more than I usually am. So I was using the restroom at home the other day and notice something. I big ass huge spider on the wall. Now normally I just grab a paper towel and squash it. But for some reason I was in a mean mood. So instead I grabbed it with the towel not killing it and threw it into the toilet. I then watch it struggle trying to swim. I then decided to be more mean and add more insult to injury, by taking a shit on it. then flushing it down after I was done. It is safe to say, this is my house. I don’t take kindly to unwelcome guest.
Ohh hello, Long time right?!? Yeah been away busy mostly just work and doing the same old routine time to time. Had epic parties in the last couple weeks but thats old new. Today I went dancing at town center. A live band played for the public crowd that sat around and watched. And of course I danced with my awesome friends. With an awesome band playing live and a crowd watching us dance it was pretty cool. But it wasn’t the crowd watching us that got me, its what followed. After dancing a few a couple people joined in too just like a domino effect. The thing that got to me the most though was a bunch of kids. A group of about 8 kids around 5-7 years old watched us dance and then got on the floor and pretty much copied what we were doing. They were having a blast and I watched them it was so adorable and cute.
That moment inspired me so much to see that those kids were drawn in and were having so much fun doing the very thing I fell in love with so many years ago. It reminded me why I love dancing. Because it makes me feel great and I want to share what I love with everyone with the hopes of inspiring others and opening their eyes. I hope those kids got inspired and heck maybe now some of them may be future dancers. But I love what I do and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.
Well day one of E3 is done and wow was it amazing. So now its time to wrap it up I’ll be quick with EA and ubisoft both gave solid performances. But lets get to the real Show MS vs Sony.
Microsoft- After a horrible console reveal, the question remained will MS dig themselves out. Overall MS gave a solid performance I give it a 8/10. They talked about all games, Displayed their exclusives. and revealed some new and old titles. Overall after the dust was settled MS looked to be in a better spot then before. The games showed up and most of them looked pretty great. Now the question for the reaming of the day what would sony bring. Would MS efforts be enough?
Sony-Sony Came into E3 with everything already handed to them. Sony has had their eyes on them with many gamers asking the same question that had them thinking of leaving the MS world. This E3 was sony’s to lose. But did they drop the ball or Bask in glory? The conference started slow for a while, then big hitters started coming in. Near the end Sony made it clear they are out for blood. Dishing out low blows to MS telling everyone their console was free of drm, used games are still a go, and everything feared would be put on this new era of consoles didnt happen. And with a $100 cheaper than MS its a clear choice that Sony obliterated MS. I gave sony a 9/10 While boring the low blows to MS and pleasing us as gamers is what E3 is all about well done.
Nintendo- Still unlcear we will have to wait. With no actual conference and instead just a stream taht will display their games we are excited to see the titles we want like mario kart and brawl. Heck at this point once these games are announced Wii u might start picking up some steam.
Howdy Peeps. Long time right. Well it has been an interesting past couple days. After work I finally got my little vacation almost 6 days off. Days just hanging out, movies, monster hunter the usual. This past weekend drove down to Nag heads for a party for my friends birthday and partied it up. Safe to say it was a awesome weekend. Been a while since I got to drink recklessly. I know the first day I went ham doing almost 15+ shots had at least 5 beers before hand to. At least this time I didnt black out. LOL I guess My high tolerence level is still in tact. But a weekend full of partying and beaching it up with some awesome people. Gaming around. And of course dealing with those who drank a little too much lol. But it was a nice weekend and been nice having off work. That shall all end now as I go back to normal life. Darn it. But I’m glad to know the people I meet and such. Always a blessing to be surround by awesome friends.