You never know everything about someone
Welcome to a new post idea! This is going to be a weekly post, that I think will be on a Friday. I have chosen to do this as a weekly post because I don’t really have any posts that I write strictly every week. So I wanted to create something that I hope you will all visit my blog every week to see and will look forward to.
Going back to october, I mentioned the fact of my blog not being that personal and that although I love writing what I do, I think it will benefit from some more personal posts too, give it a bit of warmth. I personally think that some of the best blogs are personal and the writers share a lot of their lives with their readers. Although I think that’s lovely, it’s hard to find a balance. Because you’re still an ordinary person and want to have privacy, but also you want your readers to feel really connected to you and feel like you know each of them individually.( Well that’s what I want anyway)
I think that’s why I find it so hard, with anything personal on here. I always find it hard to find the balance between sharing not enough, so people are really nosey and want to know about your life more, and sharing too much. Obviously I am a normal person that has friends and family and people close to me, but not all of them want themselves broadcast across the internet for everyone to see. I know for some people this may seem strange, because I have chosen to do this and go down this road of blogging, but I still have a personal life too! I want to develop as a blogger and hopefully find that balance. I am not going to say that I am an experienced blogger or anything like that, to me, I feel like I still have so much to learn and that my blog is still only a baby. The thing is, when your a blogger you never stop learning and that’s one of the beauties of it.
After scrolling down we heart it (my favourite websit of all time, I absolutely love it) I was going down hearting things and was starting to see quite a few really nice pictures to do with dance. Such as, point shoes and just general girly,dance pictures. If you have been a reader of rachelspick for a long time you know that about a year ago, I did the 30 day photo challenge on here, and on this one particular day:
“A picture of something you”
I created a little slideshow of things that represented me, at that time. Looking back on it now, I have changed so much, there’s a picture of me and I just look sooooo young compared to now, also I mention the fact of singing. I love singing and I always have, but recently it has been put on hold for my other passion in life, dance!
Pictures sourced from we heart it<3
Dancing has not always been a passion of mine. But after my parents encouranging me to go to our family friends dance school, I soon began to catch the dance bug. Going every week, meeting some amazing people and learning to dance was the best thing I could of asked for at that time. But being quite a lot larger than I am now and being in a class with people a lot smaller and skinnier than you, it was hard for me. But I still loved it, although I may not of been that great at it.
I still remember when I first started dancing and the fear that I had. I suppose it was nothing like what I would have now, if I was in that position, but to me at the age 8/9 it was still a little scary. I only really knew one girl, that went to my school. I knew her quite well but she had been dancing a long time and she knew all the other girls from a very young age. As you can imagine though of someone of that age, I soon started to make friends and have fun!! At this time I had never done any proper dancing before and so I really started as a complete blank canvas, learning ballet, tap and modern, right from the beginning.
I soaked everything up and soon started doing exams and participating in the yearly show. The show, even now is to me the best part of the whole thing. The atmosphere, the performing, the costumes, the lights, the everything, I just love it and always will. Now looking back on the first DVD of the show I did, I can see all the mistakes and how inexperienced I was, to be honest I can barely even watch it because it makes me cringe inside. But all I can say is that I am really proud of myself to be where I am now, because I never expected it.
So let’s fast forward to now! I have been dancing for 6 years and I have loved every minute of it. I have 5 medals from the shows, four exam plaques, ballet,tap,modern and freestyle, bronze and silver and various exam certificates. But to me the certificates and all that doesn’t really mean that much, because I have made some amazing friends from it! I love them all and my QDC family. I see them more than my own family, I can be completely my self around them and wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else.
But one of my biggest achievements in my dancing journey is doing dance in school and getting the top mark, getting most improved dancer in the show and doing GCSE dance. Back then I would never of thought I would be doing GCSE dance and getting the dance school’s most improved dancer and my dance class too. I hope I can continue to love it and have a great show this year.
I hope you liked this in-site into my life and that you know me a bit better now. Also that you liked the first post in the series.