It’s been ten and a half months since I’ve started this blog and I am overwhelmed with happiness about how far I’ve come.
Since I’ve started actingmylife, I’ve never dreamt of having so many wonderful viewers, reading my posts from all over the world. And it means a lot to me. I cannot thank you enough for all your wonderful support and enthusiasm. 😊
But, I going to be honest with myself. My name isn’t really Georgina Latimer; I only used that name to hide the real me. However, I have never lied about my personality, interests, and beliefs; I didn’t want to be open until the time was right. In mind, I feel it is now. As you read this, I am taking the most important step of my life.
My real name is Sez. It is a very unusual name, but it is who I am.
Although I am open to myself and the world around me, I understand that people maybe to quick to judge about me. And the truth is that no one, not even my friends outside my blog really know me. They don’t know what my private life is when I’m off line or what I get up when I spend time alone. I’m just a normal, young adult who’s trying to achieve a degree and working hard to create a happier life.
With my Waiting For A Rainbow posts, I know that I can fully express my feelings on the constant struggles and triumphs. Being Autistic is really hard and trying to please, teach and socialise can be a tough and an emotional experience. But the truth is, I am lucky and blessed to be here. I think the real reason for coming here is to spread the word about Autism, through the life I have. Sometimes, life can take an unexpected toll. And at other times, it can push you to a working level. But I remember one thing about the world – it’s just mixed up. We’re all different, we’re all unique and we’re all afraid. Afraid to be ourselves. Afraid to please everyone. And afraid to change.
My heart is constantly beating fast, as I’m writing this, but I know I must be brave. I feel revealing me is meant to be and I’m not done yet. 😉
You will be seeing and hearing a lot of me because this is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. And in the words of Sydney Bertram Carter’s song, One More Step Along the World I Go:
And it’s from the old,
I travel to the new,
Keeping me travelling along with you.
Sez aka Georgina Latimer. Xxxx
Participate In An Open Mic Night
- Practise and Travel Independently
- Go On More Holidays (
- 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
- 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. 🙂
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. 🙂
Happy Summer Holidays Everybody!
I know it’s late for all of the American followers out there (since you’ve broken up a month ago now) but for all those who have just broken up, welcome to the holiday zone! 😉
It’s already my first day of summer and I have some exciting things lined up in store.
Firstly, you’ve noticed that I have uploaded a new page on my site called StoriesCenteralStar. This special new page is going to feature new diary entries, where I’ll share what I get up to when I’m writing new stories, poems and novels – all in the daily life of a WordPress blogger. 😉 Hopefully, it’ll go down well and I’ll stick to it either every day or if not, every week because I know I don’t always finish them (which is my main weakness).
Secondly, I’ll be posting a couple more blogs – these include the next entry of Catching Dreams, an article about sign language, my next book review on Geek Girl by Holly Smale and a top secret article which I will not publish until September. I won’t give you too much anyway on this one… Not until when the time approaches.
Thirdly, I will (in the middle of the holidays), create another page on love, relationships and dating, since I’ve noticed that I have uploaded a lot of articles within the last few weeks. It’ll be a great opportunity for everyone who is interested within this particular area. 🙂
Also, I’m in the process of thinking to expand my blog more. How to do though is the tricky part. Should go on social media or vlog? I’m not too sure. But if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments selection below.
And finally, you’ve already noticed that I’ve changed my blog background (again; third time this week). I’ve come to realise that I’m so picky with my themes but I think I finally found the one. What do you guys think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to read and share them with you.
So, that’s all my news for now. I hope you are enjoying your break, wherever you are. I’ll try to upload new posts for the rest of the day but if not, I’ll catch you later in the week.
This Gigi Latimer typing off and I’ll see you on the news reader top. 🙂
Looking for somewhere to go this summer? Stuck and stressing over ideas? Well, look no further.
In this special post, I’ll be suggesting my top four blogs, based on holiday travel. These blogs are based on the variety of places to go, things to see and uniqueness. So without further ado, here are my top ten.
Heather on Her Travels
This blog, from Heather Cowper will take you to amazing destinations and inspire you to book those aeroplane tickets. Here, you’ll read stories from her travels in the UK, Europe and around the world. Not only that, but Heather will suggest great food, places to stay and the best sightsees within each destination.
To Read More, Click Here: http://www.heatheronhertravels.com/
Girl Tweets World
It’s not every day that a professional and social media manager moves from the UK to Australia. Well, it’s happened to Jayne Gorman. After living in London for twelve years, Jayne is now living in Sydney where she explores the city in so sights and sightsees.
Not only she writes about her experiences living in Sydney, Jayne also writes about blogging, and her life, good food around the world (as well as London and Sydney) and books.
To Read More, Click Here: http://www.girltweetsworld.com/
World Travel Family
Just how easy or hard is it to travel, with two boys? Ask Alyson, James, D and Boo.
They have been travelling for a while but their recent travels and this blog started in 2013 when they left their home in Australia and they haven’t looked back since.
In this family blog, Alyson writes about places to go, what to buy whilst travelling, food and home-schooling while travelling, explaining how it could improve education for children and teenagers.
To Read More, Click Here: http://worldtravelfamily.com/
48 Hour Adventure
In 2010, Chris started travelling on short breaks around the world and has been doing it ever since.
With 48 Hour Adventure, you’ll find and read striking articles about each destination and country, where in 48 hours readers will discover hotspots, great food and what to look out for during your travels.
To Read More, Click Here: http://www.48houradventure.com/
Well, there you have it – my top four best holiday blogs.
What’s your favourite holiday blog? Where would you like to travel this summer or next summer?
I hope you all have a wonderful summer, wherever you are. Hopefully, you’ll travel to amazing places and discover new adventures in the world. But don’t fret, I won’t disappear this summer, as I will try to write as many articles as I can.
I hadn’t realised until this morning that I hadn’t posted anything for nearly two weeks. I sorry for my disappearance; Drama school has been crazy and I had a lot of work to catch up on. Honesty, I can’t cope at the moment as there are too many things going in my social and academic lives – it’s been really stressful. So, I’ve been trying to find ways to improve, such as taking long strolls, doing work outside of Drama school during my free periods, seeing friends, and applying for activities and internships outside of Drama school. Some things have helped but not a lot, much to my bitter disappointment.
I’m going to sound like an idiot for saying this, but I feel like a damsel in distress right about now – mentally. I hope that things will improve this week, otherwise I’ll be stuck.
In the meantime, I’ll try my best to post more blogs but I can’t guarantee that I’ll be posting everyday now (not least until graduation).