I was vaguely aware of Alesha Dixon for a couple of years, as I liked one of the songs she did with Mis teeq, but it was her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing when she became a inspiration of mine.
From the first vt, when she and Matthew Cutler were introduced as a dancing pair, there was something there. Her first dance, the fact that she seemed to be genuinely thrilled to be learning something new, and the sheer joy that she exuded, made me a fan of hers.
I have to say that she’s one of the very few contestants that I have enjoyed watching all of their dances, and still occasionally watch them now on Youtube.
She inspires me because, even though she had been having a terrible year, the year that she competed in Strictly, being as she had split up with her husband, and also parted company with her record label, she didn’t show whatever negative feelings she might have been having. Every time that she was filmed, whether backstage, rehearsing or performing the dances, she was smiling or laughing.
I wish that I had the ability to deal with things the same way, I know that I all too often let things get on top of me, and become snappish over the minor things.
Alesha’s performances on Strictly
Alesha and Matthew Cutler (background song: I could have danced all night) video created by daisydays
Alesha and Matthew Cutler (background song: Something good) video created by daisydays
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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