A Little More About Me…
I love to dance! I started dancing since I was three years old, yes, three! I started out with jazz and ballet and then expanded into tap and lyrical dancing. I unfortunately stopped dancing in a studio and performing when I was 20 because of school (got to be too much) but I still take dance classes here and there when I have time. I performed all around the world in seven different countries!! I have to say that for a child at that age, I got to experience many different things at an early age. Now I am expanding into even more areas of dance including ballroom dancing, salsa dancing and even belly dancing!
So fitness has been a very important aspect of my life, goes along with the dancing that I did. I was always taught at a young age how to eat healthy and exercise whether it be running, tennis, or any other kind of sport. In college, I started to work out at our school gym lifting weights and going on the cross-training machines. I still continue to do that, every morning at 5 a.m. (I am a diehard! lol) and now my goal is to get my daughter to start being more active! I think a lot of kids these days don’t have much interest in fitness as kids in my time, so sad! So I also run about four days a week in addition to going to the gym. I compete in many local and national races, and I just finished my first marathon! Woo hoo, go me!
In addition to dancing and working out, I love to sing! I have been singing since I was twelve years old, that was my first crack at stardom (haha just kidding!). I joined the school choir at that age and it was love at first sight. From there, I also performed in musicals, show choir, all-county choir, select choir, solo performances and much more! I took professional voice lessons for about twelve years up until the age of twenty-four where I sang mostly Italian, Latin and French arias. Singing is a passion of mine, one that I probably should have fulfilled with a formal education, but the past is the past! Now, I am actually performing with an Acapella group in my local community where we are a certified Sweet Adeline choir! It is a wonderful group of energetic women and I love them all to pieces. Each woman brings something different to the table and when together, it’s like one big happy family. I couldn’t be happier and luckier than to stumble upon these lovely ladies!
So when I was younger, my mother was an avid tennis player. I always would go to the park on Sunday mornings and while she played tennis with her girlfriends, I would keep busy with the other kids on the playground. Over the years, I developed a strong liking for tennis. Not only is it a lot of fun, but it gives you a great overall body workout! I now know why she loved it so much. I am now a part of a community tennis team where we get together once a week and play matches. I also coach tennis at our local high school. It’s really rewarding and I love working with the kids that are on my team. We actually just won regionals this year!! So proud of them!:)
Photography and hiking have been the most recent development in my life. When I met my husband many moons ago, I had never hiked or camped in my life! Him being an avid hiker and camper, I went on my first ever camping trip within the first month of dating and I fell in love, with the hiking of course!, oh yeah, and him too! ;) Hiking is one of those things that is beautiful no matter what season you are in. Especially up in the northeast where they have the four seasons! Coupled with hiking, I developed a love for photography. My husband is a freelance photographer, just like me! When I first met him, our first date was photographing the sunset in the Rockies, how romantic! :) From there, things were only looking up! About a year into our relationship, he asked me to marry him. How did he propose you ask? Right in the Grand Canyon! I was shocked beyond belief, but couldn’t have been happier. A year later, we were married and a year after that we had our first child together, Angelina. She is now the center of my world, along with my husband and we have a very beautiful log cabin up in the mountains that I wouldn’t trade for anything. God has truly blessed me!