Bucket List – Things To Do Before I Turn 21
- Visit Versailles ^
- Take a Photography Course
- Learn to Play the Guitar – Incomplete
- Publish Something (!)
- Host a Dinner Party – and Invite People (!)
- Have a Portrait Painted (or in this case, photographed)
- Learn a Foreign Language
- Be An Extra in a Film/Television Program
- Do My Own Laundry (!)
- Get a Move On With My Driving (!)
- Be a Zoo Keeper For A Day – Incomplete
- Be More Charitable
- Volunteer To Help
- Go Somewhere Unfamiliar
- Sing karaoke (Or in this case join a band)
- Go 24 Hours Without Technology
- Watch A Sunset
- Be Brave
- Create a Dream Home – For When I Move Out (Goodness Knows How Long It’ll Be)
- 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’. :’)