Thursday, April 19, 2012

London 2012...99 Days to Go

I don't know if you know, but I am one of the many chosen volunteers to take part in the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Games.  Back in November I went on an general audition (I was randomly chosen out of thousands that applied) and got a call back for a more role specific audition in December.  At the middle/end of January I got the official cast offer letter via email.  It was all very exciting.  Originally I was going to be in a more character movement role, but at the last minute I was contacted about taking part in a more dance themed role.  The former dancer and current fat ass in me said yes. Well, last night was my first rehearsal.  While I cannot say anything about the actual stuff we are doing, I can tell you it's going to be A-Mazing!!!

The whole show is going to be directed by Danny Boyle who I met last night!  What a lovely man.  And the whole show will see viewed by about 4 billion people (that's no exaggeration here people, I do mean 4 billion!) Its so so so very exciting, but I do have a long road ahead of me.  Its been a while since this girl has been at a dance class, I'm a little rusty.  But I am up for the challenge!

Will you be watching?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oh My Word...I'm Two!

A Redhead in London turned 2 on Sunday!

I can't believe it and I also can't believe I missed it.  I started this blog a few months before I made my move over here, unsure of everything really.  Where will I live, who will I live with, what will I be doing once I'm many questions.  And now I'd like to think I am well immersed (and well adjusted) in my London life. I've got some friends, I've got a job and I've got a great place to live, who knew it would all be so easy.  Ok, it wasn't all that easy, but look at me now!

I'm pretty impressed with my little blog I must say.  In the last 2 years I've have over 10,000 views.  Sure some people get that in a day, but I have to admit given that I mostly just write about something fun I did or what's on my mind right now, people have come to take a peek more than 10,000 times.  Well done me! With that being said, lets hope for another year.  I don't see myself giving up any time soon :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Accentuate the Positive

A few weeks back I had a major meltdown, we're talking Chernobyl sized, on the phone with my mom.  What set me off is inconsequential, but a lot of things came out in that phone call that made me realize I need to turn things around.  I do not want to be Mary Miserable, someone who always looks for what could go wrong in any good situation.  It's no fun and who wants to be around someone who is worrying all the time?  So in the last few weeks I have tried to make some changes. My mom gave me a real simple solution...stop worrying about everything and a friend told me to make a list of things that I want and start small even if it is something like new socks. So between my (saintly) mother and my friend I've worked on just that.  It also helps that the weather has been incredible in London recently and I've also started running again.  Every time I think about running I think about this...

But you know what...its true.  I go for a run and while I am exhausted, dripping with sweat and the colour of pink highlighter I feel great, I feel accomplished!  

Speaking of running...I've started reading this book
Its hilarious, motivating and very helpful.  I've only just began it yesterday, but I have recommended it to about 3 people already.  If you didn't already know, I pretty much HATE running.  Every time I lace up my trainers I curse my life, but I have to admit I have found it to be a bit easier since I've seen how it makes me feel. Now this book is going to help a bit more I hope.  

Oh and I have some really exciting news...I'm all booked up for Paris in May!  The tickets are booked and this weekend the hotel was booked.  I am beyond excited!  I feel like it was so far away when we booked it, but now its only a month away.  I can see it now!
ps~ I want a large print of this for my bedroom

So I have to tell you all....things are good!  I'm embracing positivity.  I'm looking forward to things and I am not worrying about everything under the sun.  Chin up!