- Participate In An Open Mic Night
- Practise and Travel Independently
- Go On More Holidays (Local and Aboard)
- Do Driving Theory and Test
- Look For Voluntary Weekend Jobs
- Sign Up For Activities/Volunteer Jobs
- Talk More Openly About Anxiety Issues
- Make Sure to Return Library Books on Time
- Go To Bed At An Earlier Time, Rather than Later
- Complete Kat Ashley Novel
- Help Around the House More
- Do More Drawing and Photography and Zentangles
- Plan for the Future; Look into Independent Living, Work Places, etc.
- Work on Anxiety, Drama and Vocal Exercises
- Cut Down on Fizzy Drinks
- Study Extra Hard at Drama School
- Do More Yoga or Mediation
- Open Up My Imagination A Bit More
- Don’t Be Afraid to Say “No”
- Do More Creative Writing
- Be A Zoo Keeper For A Day
- Learn to Play Guitar
- Be Friendly to Everyone
- Don’t Be Afraid to Share Ideas with Teachers
- Do Extra Work with UniversalExtra
- Practise Sign Language Weekly
- Cook More
- Be thankful with What I Have or Got
- Enjoy Life, As It Is
- Keep On Believing and Never Stop Dreaming
“As one rainbow dissolves, another one reappears”.
Thursday 7th May 2015
Time flies, no matter where you are. But there’s no time like the present, so they say and it’s true. To me, the present day is like a crossroad path. When it comes to making decisions, I think of arrows.
Should you turn left, or should you turn right?
Some of the decisions we have to make are hard; in the end, you either have to learn or praise them. I’m still trying to figure out life, even if I’m twenty-one years and six days old.
Every day, I say to myself, “Now Georgina, what should you do today? Should you eat this? Should you drink that? What’s your next dance move? Should you share poetry with your peers? Should you invite this person? What can you do? Why did I make this decision?” Basically, my life is just full of questions and if I’m honest, I’m unsure if people really understand me. Today, people see an individual as a reference number or something else. However, they are those who do and accept me for who I am; my close friends and close family members especially. “I love to the moon and back”, as Sofia says. She comes up with the most amazing catchphrases ever, while some don’t.
Being a University student, I’ve learned that being inclusive is an important social skill. I’m unsure if this skill will affect University grades but whatever the results may be, I try and put in the effort to blend in. But like everyone else, I made mistakes, without meaning too. These situations, then end up with me, being ignored; I’m no stranger to this. I’ve been used to it. Also, there’ve been those who have done me wrong for reasons that are too complicated, too sensitive or just none at all. And there’ve been some who I’ve lost along the way, to which I apologise for; you guys are amazing and I’ll never forget you. From these experiences, I know that I’m afraid of myself.
Whenever I think of my fears, I reflect on my actions, the things I say, the stuff I try, my past, my future, my personality, the people I love and death. They have been holding me back for so long and I haven’t done anything about it. But, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. Now, I am to begin another journey, which will hopefully lead me to graduation. (I hope.) I want to achieve more, gain more, learn more, and be more curious and creative. I don’t know where this new road will lead too, but I hope it’ll have a happy ending.
After recovering from my birthday celebrations, I went shopping on Bank Holiday Monday with Ann to spend my birthday money. Then, I started another week at Drama school.
Tuesday was extremely busy; I had lessons all day. However, one lesson was interesting; that was acting. We learned and did exercises on Jacques Lecoq’s Seven Stages of Tension, where we had interact with the feelings and act them out, as if we were on stage or screen. It was positively charming and exhausting, but the work’s been worth every minute.
Yesterday, wasn’t different either. However, I had an unusual Delivering Workshop session which involved script-writing. My peers and I were given two tasks. First, we had to write anything that came into our heads and continue writing for five minutes. Next, we had re-write our work and put them into a short scenario, involving two imagery people, named A & B. It was relaxing but I had doubts about my work. I had no idea why, I just did. All I wrote was write a poem and the scenario:
The trees and the leaves,
Whisper in the cool, windy breeze.
What rough weather we have today,
With the sunshine, keeping itself at bay.
Cold, not warm;
You must be mad,
But thank goodness it’s not winter,
Otherwise, you’re gonna feel bad.
Just five, that’s all.
Oh, why, oh why can’t we do this exercise five minutes more?
My fingers are frozen,
My hand; it aches.
But I’m glad to be in the warm
And not out there, where the breeze shakes.
A: The trees and the leaves, whisper in the cool, windy breeze.
B: Yes, I know. I’ve heard it all before.
A: What rough weather we have today, with the sunshine, keeping itself at bay.
B: It’s more wild than rough, I’d say. Is it warm, yet?
A: Cold, not warm. You must be mad!
B: Mad? Mad? I’m not the only mad person in this room!
A: But thank goodness it’s not winter, otherwise, you’re gonna feel bad.
B: I suppose so. Anyway, where’s that sun lotion?
A: Five minutes.
B: Not ten?
A: Just five, that’s all.
A: Oh, why, oh why can’t we do this exercise five minutes more?
A: My fingers are frozen.
A: My hand, it aches.
B: I don’t get it.
A: But I’m glad to be in the warm and not out there, where the breeze shakes.
B: Are you telling me this is an Open Mic night? Oh, I’m such a muppet!
Err… Err… I don’t know.
Aside from lessons, my Drama school is keeping me busy; I’ve been asked by my teachers to share ideas for delivering workshops for my peers and children and on top of that, I’ve been catching up on homework.
And today was the General Election. I have already placed my vote at my local polling station with my family and in between, we came across a friendly conservative campaigner who was willing to talk to us before he signed us in. Now, we all we have to do is wait. Wait and see what happens…