As we all know, 2020 has already turned out to be quite the year, with the rest looking to follow it’s footsteps. This post is going to the first of a few posts as I feel I have a lot to document. It’ll be something to look back on in years to come.
*Edit: As I got to the end of writing this I realised no one wants to sit here and read a blog post as long as a film. So I’ve chopped it in half again, so this post is just covering January, February and March. Enjoy!*
JANUARY BLOGS POSTS CLICK HERE
I started the year being very ill. Having to cancel my new year plans, call in sick at work, I went home and spent the first few weeks at home. This was obviously nice to be around my family whilst being ill before heading back to my flat to start back training.
My Winter Showcase was looming, rehearsals and preparations for this were in full swing, spending long days in the theatre and preparing for a number of shows in a short period of time. All these were a success. I love performing in shows as the rush of adrenaline you get before you step on that stage is indescribable.
The morning of the last show, my best friend, my flatmate and I were in a car crash. One in which came out of nowhere and hit us all with immense shock. We had all managed to escape unharmed (at this point) and made it back to my flat to calm ourselves back down. It wasn’t until a few days later we all started to feel the physical effects; whiplash, trapped nerves, fractured ribs etc which then set us all ‘out of action’ for a while.
On the 20th of January it was my 22nd Birthday in which was the day after the last show, the day after the car crash and the day of my 3rd year audition, so celebrations were put on hold.
Within the aftermath of the accident, I had my audition for my 3rd Year (on my 22nd birthday). Despite being in intense pain throughout, I finished the audition and gained a place on the 3rd year, starting in September.
After this were a few more auditions; internal and external to my dance academy. I finally got round to celebrating my birthday with my friends and family, making the last month of stress, pain and a mixture of emotions all worth it.
Towards the end of January, my flatmate and I partook in a Photo/Video shoot for a clothing company, scouted by Instagram. This was one of my first ‘professional’ and paid shoots.
This month brought a lot of night outs; birthdays, celebrations and just random nights out. I also funnily enough started a great routine with the gym within this month, better late than never.
A mixture of a lot of photo-shoots, auditions and trips to London were also a common occurrence within Feb. From this I also got signed to my first modelling agency.
Towards the end of Feb, I became obsessed with baking, everything from; muffins, pancakes, banana bread, cookies and flapjack. I basically turned my flat into a bakery! For all the recipes for all of this click here.
MARCH BLOG POSTS CLICK HERE
Another month, another batch of auditions and I managed to book my first professional dance/model job for a Fashion Show. (This was later cancelled due to COVID-19 – great start to my career, haha).
Move It 2020 was also cancelled due to COVID-19, this is when things started to become real for me. This is a huge dance convention held in London every year. The same weekend I was in London celebrating my best friend’s 21st birthday. This was such a great night out and I absolutely loved the whole weekend. The following week, my academy closed, for what I thought was going to be a few weeks (little did I know!).
UK’s Lock down was officially announced on 23rd March, my Mums birthday! What a way to celebrate 🙁
The last week in March was purely just getting used to what was going on in the world (and potentially still is, not sure when this will be posted)
As I previously said this blog post was originally double the length so look out for ‘Part 2’ soon. That covers April, May and June. I hope to document the rest of 2020 too as I feel it’s going to be engraved in history.
Thanks for reading, as always.