Hello... (Gives you all a little wave!)
I think the best place to start is at the beginning... Let me introduce myself and open up my world to you in the hope that I might make a difference to what could be a hard, dark day for you.
October 16th, 2014, was the day my life as I knew it and my life as I thought it would be, changed forever. No matter how supportive you might be, how understanding you think you are; you can never comprehend how someone who has been diagnosed with Cancer feels. It's not possible.
The Doctor facing you with sadness in their eyes; hearing the words
We've found Cancer, and suddenly the feeling of being pulled into a sink, drowning in water, desperately trying to grab onto anything to give you hope of not sinking to the bottom: can you really tell me you understand?
I'm not quite sure if it's a confidence issue or if I just like to wear black... with everything that was going on I started to question a lot about myself and when choosing what to wear one day, it became apparent that I have far too much black and dark clothing.
A spot of retail therapy was in order to take my mind off waiting for my results. I strolled around the store, thinking
pick something you would never normally wear Vic.
Don't get to an old lady and think I wish I had been more adventurous with my outfits.
As I walked past the pile of orange jumpers, I thought to myself how nice they were. I stopped, picked one up and did something I wouldn't normally do, I put it in my basket.
Dance has and always will be my main passion in life. I started my dancing days at The Nicky Stevens school of Dance back in my home town of Grimsby. I laugh now as I write that word, Grimsby! For many who know me, know I always say Lincolnshire, but I've promised myself this blog is a way of letting everything out so I may as well start by admitting I'm a
Cod Head as we are often referred to as! This school soon became Harlequin Dance School and I owe a lot to Nicky Stevens and Karen Would who taught me how to turn passion into discipline and inevitably my career. They built such a strong foundation of training that it was easier to build on as I moved forward with my training.