Bristol Palin's DWTS: All-Stars Blog - A Surprise For Week 2!

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas perform on 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,' Week 1, Sept. 24, 2012 Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas perform on 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,' Week 1, Sept. 24, 2012

Okay, so I survived this week — I can’t tell you how much fun this experience is, and how different it is this time around!!

My main initial goal was making it through the first week, and I met it! What an honor to get “Most Improved” from the judges.

I think people are surprised to see that, over the past two years, I’ve actually grown up. The last time people saw me was when I was a teenager. Now, hopefully, I’ve got a little more confidence – in life and on the dance floor.

On elimination night, they kept us in suspense the entire evening, didn’t they? I’m so happy we made it another week!

And this second week will be a blast!! We’ll be doing the quick step, which is supposed to be fast and powerful. But we won’t be doing just any quick step!

Mark had to tweak our moves a bit, because I get to use my favorite song… I doubt anyone’s ever done to the quick step to this. Though I can’t tell you what it is just yet, I know you’ll love it. It’s my anthem, the type of song I sing around the house.

Will my love for the song make me move a little better? We’ll see!

Let’s face it. I have a lot of room for improvement, and hopefully you guys can see a difference from week to week. I’m trying hard to get better, and I appreciate Mark’s patience and instruction! I also appreciate all of you voters!

I am humbled by how many of you texted, phoned, and e-mailed your votes in on our behalf. If you want to be a part of my journey, e-mail me so I can add you to my DWTS mailing list. (My address is BristolsBlog@gmail.com, please use the subject line: DWTS.) Also, you can fan me on Facebook, follow my blog on Twitter, and read my blog here.

One of the greatest joys throughout all of this is hearing from all of you, and realizing how much support is out there for me! It’s also fun – and slightly scary – to do new things. And speaking of new things, Mark and I got to have a little fun this week off the dance floor. You’ll laugh when you see what we did to prepare for our upcoming dance to my favorite song!

-- Bristol Palin

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