Waiting For A Rainbow: Catching Dreams – 5th September 2015 (Continued)

Bucket List

  • 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

Okay, so you may be wondering – why the sudden change in attitude?  It’s down to a couple of changes made during these past two weeks.

The first thing that happened was participating in an actual Open Mic Night. After my sadness over the Blue Tea Rose situation, my Dad suggested that I should try and sing on stage. And that’s what I did – and to my delight, the band, and Dad, were playing, and singing with me while the entire audience (including my Mum) were cheering and singing along. I couldn’t have been happier, than to have shared the spotlight again with the most wonderful people on earth.

Song #1: Bitch by Meredith Brooks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ge53QaDpKQ

Song #2: Valerie by Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHCrfXCSKg8

These were the songs I sang at the Open Mic Night. 😉 

The second thing was my life, over my online dating. However, I’m not going to tell you what it is because a) it’s a surprise and b) I need to be sure before I can say what it is; it’s still in the early stages and I don’t feel I’m ready to announce this news to the world (yet).

The last thing was Kat’s surprise return.

This week, Kat text me to say (too my delight) that she was staying in the city for the weekend. So, we met up today, having coffee and then, shopping! We really missed each other and didn’t want to be apart. Kat’s going back tomorrow; however, she’ll be back in two weeks. So, it won’t be long before we’ll be partying again. 🙂

All of these wonderful gifts have got me thinking – surprises can happen, in a way that you may not expect. I feel like I am the luckiest woman in the universe right now. And as I am preparing to start a new year at Drama school, I pray and politely ask to the Universe to help me achieve my dreams and to make them a reality. I’m opening up to anything and possibility that special someone…

Song #3: Fight Song by Rachel Platten: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qDOGLCSFo

I am taking back my life – in a whole new direction. 🙂

Waiting For A Rainbow: Catching Dreams – 20th July 2015

20th July 2015

Ever since I came back from Liverpool, things have pretty much changed.

First of these changes is Kat; she moved to the Isle of Wight on the tenth. Before she moved away, we managed to meet up and had dinner at Frankie and Benny’s. We had a wonderful time and a lovely conversation. After her move, we began to contact each other. I’m pleased to say that Kat is doing well and is enjoying the Isle of Wight. She really misses London, though and cannot wait to meet up with me again. Kat said she’ll come back in September for a week so hopefully we’ll see each other then. Let’s just hope I don’t get tangled up in things…

Next is Drama school. My peers and I have been spending our final weeks sorting out stuff. I’ve also had my sign language examination. I’m not sure how it went or what really happened because it was over pretty quick. I am now waiting for my results, which properly won’t come until September. Outside of lessons though, there’ve been a few feuds between my friends that have involved arguments but no physical fighting was involved (thank goodness). My friendships with many of my peers are straining too; I feel that I’m changing because I’m starting to see who is really there for me and who understands me for who I am. And to be honest, not many do. It’s really sad but that’s the way it goes. I’ve never had lasting friendships while I was at school (all apart from one) and it’s something I’m used to because it is always a learning curve for me. I only want to around those who really care and see me for myself, just as much as I would see them as they are.

As for Stu, he has now graduated. I haven’t seen him but I’ve been trying to give myself space from him when I do; so I can concentrate on myself. What happened between us is now history; good and bad memories and I’ll leave at that. But despite our differences, I wish him well for the future. Now, I can finally let go of my anger, let go of each other and move on with our lives.

But, all these changes are subsided for now because I’m already off for the summer!

Song #1: School’s Out by Alice Cooper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDqNHl9ACQs

This is my summer tune; in the summer, I would put it on when I’m YouTube, turn the radio up, and sing or just sing along to it when the holidays start. Nothing like a good summer classic, hey?

And before my holidays began, I managed to finish a half task:

  • Finish Sign Language Online Course
  • Revise Driving Theory
  • Book Automatic Driving Lesson
  • Research and Find Volunteer Projects in the UK or Aboard for 2016
  • Complete My Reading List
  • Organise a photography day
  • Tidy My Room
  • Keep Catching Up With My Blog
  • Do More Art – Buy A Canvas and An Easel
  • Collect all of your spare change. Then, at the end of the summer, cash it in and get something fun
  • Treat myself to a manicure and/or pedicure, or spend the day at a spa
  • Pitch a tent in the garden and camp there for the night
  • Sleep on the porch all night under the stars
  • Attempt to break a world record
  • Go for a hot air balloon ride
  • Write a novel or short story
  • Do something ‘green’ for a change
  • Make a fun summer treat like gummy bear ice pops, watermelon cookies, or campfire cones
  • Go to an amusement park
  • Take a photo every day to document your life for the summer
  • Watch a sunrise on the beach or the sunset
  • Write a handwritten letter to someone, add a stamp and mail it
  • Do something that’s completely out of your comfort zone for a change
  • Clean something you don’t normally clean — like the deck, the garage, or clean your down pillows
  • Write a letter to your current or future child (be sure to include these important things)
  • Create an idea notebook for your dream home

Not bad, hey?

I don’t know what to expect this summer, but I hope it’ll be a blast, an adventure and life changing. So I will expect the unexpected; I already have a good feeling about this. 🙂

Song #2: Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtGY4G7II6s

This song explains my desires, dreams and hopes with this summer and the future including my creative writing. I think I can achieve everything because I’m locked on my targets. 🙂

Waiting For A Rainbow: Catching Dreams – 9th July 2015

Bucket List

  • 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

9th July 2015

For ages, I’ve been dying to have a break away and take a holiday. Last weekend, I went on a short, wonderful holiday to Liverpool with Ann. We had a wonderful time, spending most of the holiday walking around the streets, Albert Docks and even eating breakfast (on the last day) in Chavasse Park, all by ourselves apart from a young, hangover couple who were asleep by the fountain.

We’ve seen the Queen Mary II, the Maritime Museum, the Vintage Festival (which took place that weekend), the world famous Carven Club where we saw two Beatles tribute bands, Albert Docks and been on The Magical Mystery Tour (Yes, there’s a tour with this name that exists. Pretty cool, huh?); on the tour, we saw all houses that Beatles members were born, and lived in, the place that inspired John Lennon to write Strawberry Fields Forever and of course Penny Lane.

Song #1: The Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles: http://youtu.be/lDjWXf1QZ4E

This was the song that the bus played when we started the tour; not a bad way to start it, hey?

Song #2: Penny Lane by The Beatles: http://youtu.be/1FlQCtg96SQ

Again, played while we were on the tour; Ann and I had a chance to get off and take pictures before hopping back on with the other tourists.

   


Penny Lane

Song #3: Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles: http://youtu.be/nehRB1FTeTo

Again like “Penny Lane”, we had a chance to stop and take pictures whilst this song was playing.

   

    

Strawberry Fields


On the last day, Ann and I didn’t want to go; we were very sad that our weekend holiday was over. On the train back to London, Ann and I confessed to each other that we wanted to live in Liverpool now, as it has so many things to do and the people there were so nice. We are hoping to return again soon, maybe within a year or two.

All I can say about this trip is thank you, Liverpool; can’t wait to see you again. 😉😊


Song #4: She’s Got A Ticket to Ride by the Beatles: http://youtu.be/0IaqRVrOXiY

This was played in the Carven Club, right before Ann and I had to leave for our train to London. She said that she nearly cried, realising that we would had to go. And to be honest, I was heartbroken of leaving Liverpool too.



Note: This entry continues on another page, which I’ll post shorty. 😊

Waiting For A Rainbow: Catching Dreams – 21st June 2015

Bucket List

  • 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

“Never forget the feelings in your heart when you cross paths”.

June 2015

21st June 2015

In the words of Renee Zellweger, ‘It’s the truth universally acknowledged… that the moment one area of your life starts going OK… another part of it falls spectacularly to pieces’. And these words can’t express the news I’ve received in these last two weeks.

Just as I was settling into my new job, I discovered that Kat is moving away – in three weeks’ time. Since the New Year, I knew she was moving to the Isle of Wight but I didn’t know when, until she’d texted me one night. It was a devastation for me. Since we’ve been little girls, to the huge gap apart, to our reunion a year ago, Kat and I have always been close. With all the other girl friends I have ever had, she has been the most kind, fun and loyal. She wouldn’t hurt me, she shows me how to have fun and I always have good times with her.

When friends and classmates I knew moved away, I felt nothing. Sounds weird? Yes, but that was me. With Kat, it’s different. I have and feel no tears; just great, painful sadness. Although Kat said that she’ll visit me every six months and I can come to visit her. But will our friendship remain the same? That’s the question that has been haunting my mind lately. I haven’t told anyone else (apart from my parents) about this and I don’t know if I want too. Lately, I’ve been trying to cope. Even though life is normal, with the routines and people, I feel everything has changed (or I must be doing a good job of hiding my sadness) and no one seems to notice. Mum wants me to join an autistic social girls group, as usual and there’s more stress over at Drama school. However, Dad has told me that I should give her a present; something I can make myself. So, I will try to do this before Kat moves away, while I’m studying.

Song: I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FacDkraAvlI

This song explains my friendship with Kat; even though I’ll see her again, ‘I Will Remember You’ reflects the memories of Kat and the love I have for her as a true best friend.

Meanwhile, I’ve been extremely busy with work and family. Drama school’s been busy (with my schedule), BHF is exciting; honestly, I look forward to it more than Drama school, I’ve back to visit Blenheim Palace with Ann, and I celebrated Father’s Day at my local zoo with my father, my wonderful brother, sister-in-law and nephews. We’ve had wonderful time and like all weekends, they’ve been memorable. Just like old times with friends…

Waiting For A Rainbow: Catching Dreams – 26th May 2015

Bucket List

  • 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

Tuesday 26th May

I’ve realised that since I wrote my last two entries, I felt a bit guilty. I was being over dramatic, which has made me stressed, and then really upset and I hate being upset. When I get to this level, I go out of control and believe me, it’s not a pretty sight. I had a thought before today; I was maybe too harsh on Stuart. Okay, call me crazy but I’ve been thinking. He’ll be graduating next month and since that’ll happen, I don’t want to end up in a fight or worse. I know what he had done was wrong and this situation made me lose confidence, but that was all in the past. So, I decided that I’ll be kind around and to him for next four weeks. After that, I’ll move on with my life and carry on with my studies at Drama school. It’s for the best; and if I meet someone, at least I’ll trust my inner feelings and decide whether this person is or isn’t right for me.

Anyway aside from that, I had lessons today and I’ll have no more until Monday. Its half-term this week. As for the rest of the week, I’ll properly have a chill, do some homework and work on social stuff, i.e. , look for holidays. It’s going to be fun, fun, fun. 🙂 I hope.

Waiting For A Rainbow – Catching Dreams – Sunday 24th May 2015

Sunday 24th May

Ever felt that you’ve had an experience, which you have enjoyed but then you feel hurt, embarrassed and shameless about it afterwards? Well, it’s happened to me. Ever since the surprise party, I’ve been the same.

It turns out that I was wrong to give Stuart a second chance and all through these past two weeks, there has been  some pretty crazy stuff, including a organisation for a reunion party, which I didn’t end up going.

This explains why I was upset last Tuesday. I thought I couldn’t do anything but after words of encouragement from my parents and learning monitor, I thought it was time to face my fears. I spoke to someone about my situation with Stuart. And when Dakota asked me if I was going to make contact with him again, I told her, “No because I don’t want too”.

In all honesty, I feel I was deeply hurt by all of this. 

Also, Dakota’s friendship with me is straining when I found out that Stuart was involving her too. It’s really sad because you don’t want this kind of thing to happen. I would expect anything to happen like this, now I don’t know what to think.

Song #1 – Because of You by Kelly Clarkson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTTjLxXFg0k

This song explains my past and present feelings with him. I used to listen to this song a lot when many bad things happened to me and after that Christmas. Listening to it now makes me feel that I was going back to square one again and what I can do again to move on with my life. 

Song #2 – Don’t Speak by No Doubt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONg4SK39-Kg

This song explains my feelings about my friendship with Dakota right now. Even listening to it is making my heart crush. 😦 

If things get emotional this week, I have to be prepared for it. But right, all I need is a holiday, so I can take the weight off of this situation.

Waiting For A Rainbow – 1st May

Bucket List – Things To Do Before I Turn 21

Glastonbury

  1. Visit Versailles ^
  2. Take a Photography Course
  3. Learn to Play the Guitar – Incomplete
  4. Publish Something (!)
  5. Host a Dinner Party – and Invite People (!)
  6. Have a Portrait Painted (or in this case, photographed)
  7. Learn a Foreign Language
  8. Be An Extra in a Film/Television Program
  9. Do My Own Laundry (!)
  10. Get a Move On With My Driving (!)
  11. Be a Zoo Keeper For A Day – Incomplete
  12. Be More Charitable
  13. Volunteer To Help
  14. Go Somewhere Unfamiliar
  15. Sing karaoke (Or in this case join a band)
  16. Go 24 Hours Without Technology
  17. Watch A Sunset
  18. Be Brave
  19. Create a Dream Home – For When I Move Out (Goodness Knows How Long It’ll Be)
  20. Plan An Awesome 21st Birthday Party (!)

As a girl, the words “Happily Ever After” meant riding off into the sunset with the one you love. Now (as an adult), I see the true meaning of “Happy Ever After”. It’s riding off into the sunset, on your own and feeling victorious. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need a prince charming to save me now.

Friday 1st May 2015

Friday 1st May

Well, this is it; the end of the road. I have now completed my one year journey of rediscovering myself and I couldn’t have been more proud. Looking back on this past year, I have learned so much about myself. I’ve discovered that I am stronger, confident and (dare I say it), full of life. When I first began this journey, I never thought about where it would lead me; now I know that I’ve gained so much and yet, there’ll be more to come.

Song #1: Birthday by Katy Perry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHshIYkj6hM

This is a traditional birthday pop song I like to play on my birthday. I just love it; I’ll even love it for a few days after. It’s just a cool tune. 🙂

Today, I celebrated my twenty-first birthday surrounded by my wonderful friends and family. I could never ask for more kindness and love from them than I already have. They are wonderful, loyal, warm and sincerely special. I know they had to put a lot for me and others too but they’re the real inspiration; the reason why I took up acting, writing and to help me become the person I am today.

Throughout the entire day, I had neighbours, friends and family coming to visit me. Then in the afternoon, I had I, T and S over to my house, where we had sandwiches and cake at my house before travelling to The World of Harry Potter in Leavesden. We had a really good time, looking around the exhibition and taking lots of photographs. I even had a chance to open the doors to the Great Hall; when a member of staff asked whose birthday it was, I hesitated no time and I went to reach the doors. I shared them with a teenage boy, who was also celebrating his birthday. Together, we pushed the doors and lead the crowd into the Great Hall. It was amazing; I had Goosebumps all over and oh my gosh, I had so much fun. We even had the chance to see the Hogwarts train and station, which opened to the public this Easter. We had so much fun and I will never forget the wonderful experience I’ve had with all of them.

Song #2: The Epilogue (Leaving Hogwarts) by John Williams & Alexandre Desplat:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z6gY8RkEAg

This beautiful instrumental score was played while I was taking photographs around the Hogwarts station and I ended up being lost; I couldn’t find my friends anywhere, nor my Mum who came along with us (she’s a Harry Potter fan too). When I did find them, I found them standing next to the train carriages and as I walked towards them with a big smile on my face, the ending of this score (from 2:38 to 3:30) played loudly in the background. I will never forget this moment; it truly is a wonderful memory to treasure forever. And as I walked on, I could dream in my mind, me walking towards a meadow where a rainbow is waiting for me to come and share all it’s wonders with me. 🙂

And thus, I complete my journey and searching for a rainbow. From this, I will share the memories of the good times and learn lessons from the bad times – at the end of the day, there’s a new road just waiting to be discovered. Now, that I am over the pain and suffering from the past, my aim is to focus on the future and the new adventures beyond the horizon. For I’m not just a girl, I’m the girl with a rainbow heart. And I am a rainbow.

Song #3: End of the Road by Boys 2 Men: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n9Bk1OynlA

I’ve heard this song so many times; at my school graduation and drama school graduation. This song, truly marks the end of a road and this is certainly the case for ‘Waiting For A Rainbow’. :’)

Waiting For A Rainbow – 30th April – Part II

Note: This entry is a day late; this was due to Internet problems last night. I’m really sorry about that, but I hope you enjoy reading Part II. 🙂

‘Happy Birthday’.

‘“Happy Birthday”?’ I was confused; what on earth was she talking about?

‘You better ring your parents and tell them you’re coming home late, Georgina’.

‘What? Why?’

‘You’re going to see “Disney on Ice” for your birthday’.

I was so shocked; I couldn’t believe it. Ann said she kept the show as a secret since Christmas and I knew nothing about it. We went to see the last show and loved every second of it; there was brilliant ice-skating, dancing and tons of visual effects including fireworks and glow lights. What’s more, the show was inclusive as the audience were allowed to sing along, dance and have fun. I won’t give too much away, expect the movies that were featured were The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. Ann and I had a blast and we didn’t want the show to end; there’s no such thing as being too old for Disney!

Songs #4 & #5: I See the Light from ‘Tangled’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLSrOijxFKQ and Let It Go from Frozen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-EZNWeei9Q

 

These songs were in the ‘Disney On Ice’ Show, but I think these songs have a special meaning to me; I See the Light explains positive outcomes and hopes for the future, as I am coming towards, seeing the light. Let It Go was one of the songs that helped me get through my heartbreak a year ago and it helped me become a stronger person. And I sang along to it, because I wanted to! 🙂    

 

Yesterday, I had a small gathering with my close friends at Drama school. After our afternoon lesson (which was Home Education), I brought out cake, chocolate and sweets. We all had a bite and a chat and sang S Club 7 songs. The small party lasted until the early evening and we all had a wonderful time; there weren’t many people around and two of my friends were angry that most of our peers couldn’t be bothered to celebrate or wish me a ‘happy birthday’. But I didn’t care; I learned that I didn’t need a big party to be liked or admired. All I needed was to invite those who were close to me and show everyone that I was having a good time. It’s a wonderful life lesson, one which I will never, ever forget and treasure forever.

Song #6: Reach For the Stars by S Club 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SxSnjL3nZ0

This is one of the songs I played and sang along to, while talking to my friends, but this a favourite song of mine because I love it sooo much! 🙂

Today, I had a father and daughter outing with my Dad; we spend the day in London and as a birthday treat, we went to see Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre! It was pretty spectacular; we saw the show in Bay K (the Middle Gallery) and had front row seats. We saw everything! The actors were amazing, the music was amazing, and the action and the romance were amazing. In the interval, I saw (from the corner of my eye) a woman, who was taking pictures of a Lego man, dressed as William Shakespeare standing on the oak rail and in front of the stage, near our seats. After she’d finished, the lady noticed my interest in her Lego figure; I kindly asked her how she made it.

‘I didn’t’, she said. ‘I bought him’.

The lady explained to me that she is currently travelling around the world and she takes pictures of the figure, wherever they go. Then, she lifted the Lego Will’s hair and revealed his baldness. ‘Look; he’s bald’, she laughed. I laughed with her. When Dad came back, I explained to him what the lady was doing and said to me. He was pretty interested too. Before she left, the lady told us that she had published a book, based on Juliet’s Nurse and it is a prequel; the story begins fourteen years prior to the play.

When we got home, I decided to research the book and the lady’s name. First, I discovered that the lady who I spoke to was American author Lois M. Leveen and the book she mentioned was Juliet’s Nurse. It was a complete surprise speaking to her; to be honest, I have never heard of Lois before, nor have I read her books but I now I have, I’m really, really keen to read Juliet’s Nurse which I’ll definitely read sometime soon.

Well, this it. I’m nearly coming to the end of my one year journey and tomorrow, I’ll reach my twenty-first birthday. I hardly can believe it; normally, I wouldn’t finish a task but I’m proud to say that this is my first. Yay! Soon, I’ll be taking a new path into my life – one that (I hope) will be full of new discoveries, new thrilling adventures, positive outcomes and tons of happy memories, full of smiles and uplifting hearts. I’m sure it will (*TOUCH WOOD*) because I can feel it in my heart. (*TOUCH WOOD, AGAIN*).

Waiting For A Rainbow – 30th April – Part I

Song #1: The Climb by Joe McElderry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6DtHQmhNQ0

This song explains my fears, struggles and dreams all in one. This song helped me to get through difficult times and gives me courage to try new things, without holding back.  

This month has been extremely busy; with everything else on top, I have also been planning for my birthday tomorrow. Since the beginning of April, everyone in my family have been asking what I’m doing and to hurry up! In all honestly, I do not like being rushed. I like to relax, list and take my time, no matter how slow or fast it may be.

The Easter holidays were amazing. I got a chance to see my friends outside Drama school, while hanging out with Ann; we’ve been shopping, going to the cinema, the zoo, and paid a visit to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin and his family. Also, I spent a day with Mum by going to Blenheim Palace; we had a lovely time.

I started the summer term on the thirteenth in the afternoon; that day, my peers and I spent the time preparing and learning. However we all had the ‘first day syndrome’; I was glad that I wasn’t the only one. By the beginning of the second week, things were back to normal.

After settling down, I was busy being… well … busy. I saw more friends and, again, I hung out with Ann; first, we went to see Jane Austen’s House. The house was small because it was built in the sixteenth century but the experience was incredible; there was so much to see. We went to the nearby church and in the house itself, we wrote using feathered quill paper and made lavender bags. It was wonderful and sincerely enjoyable.

When I started to settle in at Drama school, there were positive experiences waiting in the wings to appear before me. Within two weeks, I was asked to join their writer’s group, their local children’s theatre group, children’s festival and a trip to the famous RADA Drama School; there, we had a tour of the whole building and we observed their costume department and costumes. I accepted all of them, apart from the writer’s group because it clashed with the summer show. I had to do the show; it is part of my course but I said to my teachers that I am still interested doing the writers group. I really enjoyed RADA and being part of the children’s festival. It was lovely that I was given the opportunity to participate in these amazing (and maybe once in a life time) days.

And if that wasn’t enough, I was given a wonderful position to join a band. The band, Blue Tea Rose was formed a month ago. It originally started with my Dad (who plays the bass guitar), the drummer A, the guitarist P and lead vocalist, E; they all met at a local pub in my town, where there are weekly open mic nights. I didn’t join the band until a week prior to the first performance! At the time, they were looking for a backing vocalist and Dad suggested me. I was given less than seven days to remember most of the songs (altogether, there were eighteen of them). I had a few rehearsals with Dad, my only one with the band last Wednesday and two days later, we had our first performance which was straight after my RADA trip. I had arrive home and get ready very quickly as there wasn’t much time. During the evening, we played classic rock and pop songs by artists including Whitesnake, Stevie Wonder, Wild Cherry, Tina Turner and Elton John. It was a complete success. I also got the biggest applause at the end, even while playing the maracas. I was really, really proud and I cannot wait for future gigs, especially since this was the first one I took part in.

Song #2: I’ve Got the Music In Me by Kiki Dee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPXbniVqG-w

This is one of the songs that is played in Blue Tea Rose (I do backing vocals for this one too); it also explains my passionate love for music and yes, I believe I have the music in me! 🙂

Song #3: This Is My Time by Raven Symoné: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_2rxwWyyZU

This song explains my positive outcomes and dreams in life and how they are appearing right in front of me, especially after the success of the band’s first night. I’ve loved this song, ever since I was little and I still do. If it’s possible, I choose this song to be played at my graduation ceremony when I collect my certificate for my degree and/or BA Hons. 🙂

For a while, I’ve been speculating in the diary; for months and months, there was a note on the twenty-sixth of April saying that I was out during the late afternoon. I knew nothing about this and I got really confused. But when Ann said she was going to see me that day, I thought that was the reason and we were going to London Zoo for the day. Okay, I can live with that; I love seeing the animals anyway.

And that’s what we did. At London Zoo, saw lots of animals and took many pictures. We had a lovely time, apart from the experience in Gorilla Kingdom. When we were in the enclosure, the male silverback was so protective! I was taking pictures of the Gorilla who kept starring at the visitors. Then out of the blue, he turned on me and with his fists, he violently banged against the glass. He sacred the living daylights out of me and still did when I was taking more photos. So, we moved on around the enclosure and realised why he was being protective; there was a baby who was between a week and two weeks old. It was so gorgeous. Seeing one was the highlight of the day; I never saw a baby gorilla before and it was amazing to see one before my eyes.

After the zoo, we walked around Regent’s Park to Baker Street where we had a Nando’s dinner. Then, we made a de-tour to Wembley because there were disruptions on the Bakerloo line; we went for a walk around the stadium. Ann was acting strangely when she told to look at the buildings nearby. (However, I didn’t think of her behaviour at the time. She knows I like sight-see, especially when I travel to new places I’ve never seen before, like Wembley.) But when we were trying to find an exit, we got stuck since we climbed up the ramp. In the end, we walked down a flight of stairs and crossed roads; this led us to the SSE Wembley Arena when suddenly…

More on About the Author

I know I’ve written a short “About the Author” post, but I thought I might explain more about myself since I keep getting new followers daily. It’s wonderful to see new followers who share same interests as I do and I love every moment of it.

As most of you know, I’m on the Autistic Spectrum. I was diagnosed when I was two years old; I also have a gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free diet. The diet has been tricky for me as a child because I couldn’t eat cake at birthday parties or sweets. But, it’s now easier as an adult because the specials diets are now being fully recognised. Hooray! Back in the early days (in the UK; not sure about the rest of the world), you needed a doctor’s prescription for these diets. As well as Autism, I suffer from anxiety. I really get anxious about things; it was bad when I was little and I get emotional. However, it’s gotten better and I’m still improving on it. 

I love to do activities and hobbies; creative writing, singing, dancing, photography and acting. At the moment, I’m studying Performing Arts at a Drama school in London. I really, really enjoy the course. It has so much to offer and I am looking forward to spend more time there in the future and hope to graduate with a degree, or a BA Hons degree in the near future.

I’m not afraid trying new things; I would love to try stuff, such as learning to be independent and gardening. I set targets, hopes and dreams for myself and I never give up when I try.

I’m a keen adventurer and love to travel around the UK (I also would love to travel around the world). I get bored pretty easily and I have to find ways to distract my boredom, so adventuring and travelling, even blogging is the ticket for me.

I’m a big, ginormous history fan – I especially love the Tudors! I like learning new stuff; I’ve been historic fan, longer than a dramatic arts fan. I was nine years old when I began to like History and Drama when I was fourteen.

I was born in the UK; although I’m English, I was born in Wales. I consider Wales as a beautiful country. I adore the beaches and countryside. To me, it feels like paradise, a home where I can surround myself in nature. However when it comes to my activities, I’ll always be a London girl. I also love my music, shops and the theatre, mostly the West End. That’ll properly never leave my side, ever.  

In ten years’ time, I see myself working in the performing arts industry, travelling around the world; trying to help others and keep writing this beauty blog!

I hope you guys enjoyed it; I’ve haven’t got a lot of ideas at the moment so you may have to bear with me. Also, I’m really, really keen to interview one of my favourite YouTube celebrities but I don’t know; to be honest, I’m quite sacred and I don’t know what to do…

Anyways, I hope you guys have a lovely day/evening and I’ll post you very soon. J