Ok, I'm sorry!! It's been 5 months since I last posted! I know, I know, please don't kill me!
In my defense, it has been a very hectic five months with so many different, scary yet exciting things happening! For a start, I finished up my sixth year at high school and was studying for my (hopefully) final ever academic exams! I then had prom and prizegiving and that was High School over with forever!
I also have some rather exciting news! If you read my last posts waaaaaaaay back in February, you will know I was having a mental breakdown over my future and what I want to do with my life.
Well, in April, the MGA Academy of Performing Arts held a 'Taster Week' which was essentially a week long workshop in which attendees followed the full-time 3 year HND course in either dance or musical theatre. I bit the bullet and decided to go along for the musical theatre week just to get an idea of what it was like.. and LOVED IT. I had the most enjoyable and insightful week I could have ever imagined for and by the end of the five days I had applied to the full time academy and received an audition!
I had my audition on Sunday, May 4th and on the Thursday I received an offer of a place on the Pre-Vocational Musical theatre course! This course is a foundation course and only lasts for a year, and although I attended a recall audition last week to see if I could go into the three year course, I believe I will stay in the Pre-Voc as it is, in my opinion, the better option for me due to my lack of dance skills and experience. I also believe I was - by my own fault - very under prepared for the audition so it didn't go as well as I would have liked so I highly doubt I showed them I was good enough for the HND course.
(I had about a weeks notice to prepare a monologue and a song in between prize-giving and working etc. I learnt a new monologue but I chose to do the same song as I felt comfortable with it, had the sheet music and I didn't want to quickly learn a song and forget it or screw it up in the audition.. What I didn't factor in was that I wouldn't be able to explain all this to the panel who (at least seemed) were more than pissed off at me singing the same song they'd heard me sing since the taster week in April four months ago.. whoops)
However, none of that matters as come September I will be doing what I love in a place I love with great people! And six months today, I will be near enough out of Europe for the first time to go to New York with MGA to go to Broadway, see a show and take class in the musical theatre capital of the world! I could not be more excited!!
I also got myself a job in a local fish and chip shop which I really enjoy actually, however my boss does have a fair few complaints about my speed and my terrible memory for remembering orders and I haven't had a shift in a while so I don't know if I'll have this job much longer....
Finally, I tell you what I was planning on telling you at the start of this post! Tonight I am getting a Macbook!! It's nothing new, it's 4 years old so who knows how good it'll be, but I'm hoping that it will be good enough for me to get back to youtube, making videos again and getting back to blogging! I had to stop not only for my school commitments etc but due to the fact my laptop was just dying and now it barely turns on! I'm currently using my mums laptop but haven't been able to upload photo's and videos to it to be able to post good quality blog posts or to make youtube videos - especially since she only has windows movie maker which is horrendous! ROLL ON iMOVIE. hahha
Sorry for the ramble,
speak to ya soon!