I've been reunited with my first love. I never would have thought being asked to do this would end up meaning so much to me.

I am super excited to have been asked to be a "celebrity" dancer for the annual Dancing with the QC Stars event to benefit Livefit With Lupus. Those who know me well, know that I have been looking to fulfill my life's passions. Dancing is truly, one of the those passions, so when this found me, I knew it was meant to be.

Dancing has been one of my truest life loves. It's one of the things I do that makes me feel free and the most 'me' I can be.  I started when I was two and happily danced until I became pregnant with my first child. Some long life stories and unfortunate events later, and I found myself missing my first love. After significant weight loss, I finally felt strong enough to start dancing again, almost 14 years later! Better late than never, right?!

That is where this guy comes in! Meet Allen Minch. He's my former classmate, a champion bodybuilder, having won the title 'Best in the Midwest' at his last competition,  a personal trainer and he owns KRAVE Fitness in downtown Davenport. Allen has a history of dancing and has been my trainer for most of this year, too! This makes him pretty close to the most perfect dance partner I could ask for! I want to extend a HUGE 'Thank you' to him for agreeing to do this with me.

I am asking you to join me on this journey. I will post videos from the rehearsals (be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel) and give you an inside look at all it takes to be a dancer with Dancing with the QC Stars!