Well, where to even begin? Welcome back peeps! Can you believe it’s nearly been a full year since I uploaded last? Apologies for that, but life has been pretty hectic.
For those of you who don’t know, after the busiest year of auditions, I am now a full time student at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and am living the dream up here in the ‘Big Smoke’. Don’t get me wrong, London is no Cardiff, but it’s still goddamn great and I am making sure that people are very aware of my Welshness.
Since the big move, I have some aspects of me that have 100% changed for the better. I am more independent, hard-working and motivated to live my life to the fullest. I never thought that drama school would be as intense as it is, especially as I’m also in five days a week from 9:00-18:00, but this has given me the opportunity to experience a full on adult life; I go to “work”, I come home, cook dinner, put on a wash load, catch up on personal life, and do any additional work before going to sleep, and waking up to do the same thing all over again tomorrow. This may sound like I’m complaining over all the things I have to do, but you couldn’t be more wrong.
I AM THE HAPPIEST I HAVE EVER BEEN!
I’m not afraid to say it. I am able to appreciate things within my life a lot more. I have THE best friends, an incredibly supportive family, a special someone on the cards, housemates I’d die for and I attend a phenomenal school – I can’t really complain, can I? Of course, it’s completely normal to have the odd downfall sometimes, but my way of dealing with this situation is to take a walk and have some time to myself. I mean, I have the entirety of London on my doorstep so why not make the most of it and discover its wonders? I’ve learnt that mental health these days is everything, so always make sure that you’re looking out for yourself as well as others.
One thing I wish I had more time to do is song writing. I find it extremely therapeutic and take advantage of any spare time to do so, but it’s not easy. Every time I pick up the guitar, I automatically think that a melody will just flood out of my fingers onto the strings (woah that went deep real quick) but that rarely ever happens. I’ve realised that I can’t just plan a time slot to write and force an idea out – I have to let it happen naturally. Other than that, I’m doing the best I can even if it does mean that I have to leave some songs unfinished for now. Seeing as we’re on this topic, shout out to the band – I miss you boys and cannot wait to get back into gigging with you soon.
I am learning so much about myself and life in general and really looking forward to sharing more with you over the next few weeks, as I am planning on taking this whole blogging thing seriously, so watch this space. One of my best friends, Lauren, is also a blogger so please go and check her site out – Lols in London. Other than that, I hope you’re all well and truly caught up and I’ll be seeing you again soon.
Music recommendation of the week: HAIM.