PT Diaries: The Grind Never Stops.

So I know it’s been a while since I posted about the journey to becoming a PT, but it’s also been a while since I posted on my blog in general. Life has taken over! As I discussed in the most recent post ‘I’ve been busy…’ I have started working at a health club near where I live as a Fitness Instructor (this means doing gym inductions, teaching classes and being on the gym floor interacting with the members and maintaining the gym). I’ve had the question so much over the past few months of ‘So what’s next’ as I’m sure a lot of other graduates have had and coming from 4 years of professional dance training, I understand it was expected that I’d come out of dance school and fall straight into a dance job.

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I’ve been busy…

Wow, what a month. I haven’t published a blog post on here in over a month, the last post uploaded was the ‘It doesn’t feel real…‘ post and guess what, it still doesn’t. I find myself living in this post-graduation bubble in where I have barely any sense of routine, trying to be as social as I can to catch up with friends and family I haven’t seen or spoken to in a while and also settle back into living at home with my family.

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It doesn’t feel real…

So I’ve finished. I’ve completed my BA Hons Degree, in a global pandemic. As many of you might know I have been studying a degree in Dance Performance at Addict Dance Academy in Leicester for the past 3 years, and it has now come to an end, but because of the pandemic and restrictions, it doesn’t feel real. We have finished filming our graduation virtual show that airs in July but aside from that, no ball dresses, no cap & gown, no holding the scroll and getting our photo taken. YET. Our dance school has been very fortunate to be able to keep going in these uncertain times and the amount of training I’ve managed to get in my final year despite being in a pandemic, has been impressive. It’s now nearing the date of me moving out of my Leicester flat and leaving my student life behind, and I can’t help but feel emotional and reflective of both the past 3 years at Addict and also the past 4 years I’ve lived in Leicester.

I hope to be able to celebrate properly in the near future with all the graduation-y type bits and bobs, and I’m excited (but also obviously nervous) to be let loose into the ‘real’ world of being a performer and hustling to get those dream jobs I’ve wanted since I could walk and talk. 20 years of training to be a performer has all come down to this.

I didn’t know what this post would become as I just sat down and had a few thoughts of what I wanted to write but I do just want to document how much of a life-changer these past few years have been. Moving away from home and going through one hell of rollercoaster ride to get to where I am today, my god, I am PROUD. I’m not only proud of myself but also of my closest friends who have been on the ride with me, we’ve all been through some of the worst and best times together and it doesn’t feel like it should end here, and it won’t. The bonds you make at dance school (or university), feel so different to any bonds you make in school, college, clubs etc and I count my blessings everyday that I met and made friends with the most supportive and loving people. Endless amounts of love for you all.

Cheers to us!

The Graduating Year of 2021!

Who knows what the future will bring, but F*** me I’m excited!

Han xx

PT Diaries: First Update!

If you have read my previous PT Diaries blog post (Can find here) you’ll know I’m in the process of studying and training to become a Personal Trainer. Back on that original blog post you can find out what courses I am studying, who I am training with and how I started out. I wanted to write this post as a little update on how it’s going as there has been some major progress made since I last posted.

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My 23rd Birthday Round Up and Reflections

This is a post I didn’t think I’d be writing. I knew I wanted to write a post for my birthday but had no idea of the type of post it would be. With being in lockdown for my birthday I was limited to how I would spend it, this did not restrict the smile that was plastered across my face for the whole day.

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20 Good Things to come out of 2020.

Without a shadow of a doubt, this year has been the most unexpected, heart-breaking, toughest 12 months of many peoples lives. I’d be stupid to think it’s been plain sailing for anyone around the world, especially as so many lives have been lost and so many economies and industries have been shattered, not to mention people’s livelihoods. However, as I always do I am going to try shine a ray of positivity on this post with counting down some of the ‘Good’ things that have come out of this year.

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