IM GOING TO LANDANNNNNN! If you can’t tell from the capitalised letters then let me tell you…I am so excited for my trip to London for the weekend! Since I’m moving down there after graduation, I do need to squeeze in a couple of trips to try and find my feet in this stupidly big city. It’s a far away cry from the bubble that is Aberystwyth anyway.
I think after living in Aberystwyth with the occasional trip to home in the holidays, I’m going to find it difficult to adjust to such a big city. Also, there’s the small snag of I DON’T KNOW WHAT IM DOING WITH MY LIFE. There is so much that I want to do and I haven’t got a clue where to start. My two biggest to do’s are to:
- Go travelling; perhaps backpacking/inter-railing round various countries
- Go to drama school…
‘But Natalie...’, I hear you cry, ‘…that costs a lot of pennies.‘ I know, god I know. So I’m gonna have to sort my life out and starting finding acting jobs that will pay me instead of doing it for free. Saying that there really should be more money pumped into the arts. There are so many great productions where actors and backstage crew aren’t paid (mostly AmDrams I know) but still, we should get paid. We put in as much hard graft as someone working a part-time/full-time job, although no audience member sees every rehearsal, every blood, sweat and tear etc. I realise I’m rambling so I’ll get back on topic.
Whenever I visited London when I was younger, I would always get butterflies in my tummy because let’s be honest, London is a daunting place for a young and aspiring actress. You can literally smell the competition in the air. Some of the biggest and most successful people live here. It’s hard not to be scared, but still, as I sit here on the train, I get the same feeling. Perhaps it’s because I know after this trip, the next one will probably be in a car with my mum and dad with a boot full of my belongings. I’m also so happy that I haven’t got a lot on this month which means I can get back into my reading and what better way than to start with my Lisa Gardner’s The Killing Hour. One thing you’ll learn about me is that I love reading and I want to set myself a goal for books to read this year.
For a few of my jealous musical-loving friends reading this, I am also going to see In the Heights, a Latino American musical that will hopefully hit the West End soon! It’s written by Lin Manuel Miranda and he’s super talented. Who knows what he’ll end up doing next? Ooh and obviously this trip is to also see my lovely boyfriend. Not the least bit excited about that at all.
Have you ever been to London? Let me know what you got up to in the comments below.