Hi to all of my readers. I know, yet again, I have taken a long break from blogging but I have had a lot going on, many changes within my life, and I needed some time to get settled into my new life as I like to call it. Thank you to all those who continue to stick around and read, comment and like my content on this site. I am not sure if I mentioned this in another post, but I have made a YouTube channel called The Dancing Book Nerd which I will hopefully get started with soon where I will be talking about books, doing bookish activities and posting book related dances inspired by different books; that’ll be different and unique to what we see on BookTube these days. It will also consist of musical theatre content as well for all those theatre kids out there who like to geek out on musicals with me.
Getting back to what this post was meant to be about, the main thing that has changed in my life since my last post was that I got a job. I know. Me, get a job. I didn’t think that this was possible either. Yet it happened during the Christmas holidays and they decided to keep me on, so I have now been working for around 3 or 4 months now. I love my job so much and am so happy that I managed to get the job. I have also managed to seek help for my depression and panic attacks as well, which has helped me a lot with everyday life. I am on medication for it and I am going to go for counseling soon so I am actually doing something to help myself and for the rest of my future as well. Another thing that I have done is that I actually managed to contact agencies now as well for my performance career which I am excited for as 2 of them have come back to me within the last month and I am auditioning again for Musical Theatre at uni, where they will be doing my specific course for the first time. I am so excited and will keep you updated on that and where my career will be headed. I also watched two musicals in the West End this year so far. The first one was Kinky Boots for my best friend’s birthday and it was such a good time. She thought we were going to the London Dungeons, but instead we went to see this show. She cried with happiness and that was the best reaction ever. Then, we both went to see Eugenius a couple of weeks later on the 1st of March and it was one of the best musicals I have ever seen. I loved it so much, still have the music stuck in my head and want to be in it, it was so good. We actually managed to stay behind and get the cast autographs and we had proper conversations with them which was just amazing. We sat in the second row in the middle, so when we met the actors, they recognised us from where we sat and one of them actually somehow knew that we were musical theatre performers before we mentioned it which was amazing. That was by far one of the best nights of my life. Unfortunately, Eugenius has finished its short run now, but, with enough support, hopefully we can make this show bigger and make it get a longer run. It’s such an awesome and unforgettable experience when you see the original cast of a show, talk to them and get an autograph. When this show becomes the next big West End show, which I hope it will be, I will be fortunate enough to say that I saw the original cast and the show from the very beginning. All that’s left to say about that is, “Go Eugenius, go Eugene!”
Now, for the books that I have read since I last posted. The last book that I posted about was Winter by Marissa Meyer, which I thought was a brilliant finale. In September, I read, Flawed by Cecilia Ahern and the first book in the Percy Jackson series. I loved both of these books so much. Then in October, I read the next 3 books in the Percy Jackson series which, yet again, I adored. In November, I read the next book in the Percy Jackson series and in December, I managed to read the last book. These books were a re-read for me and still stands as my favourite book series. The reason why I wanted to re-read this series is because I discovered The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson musical and it reminded me why I love this series so much as it was so accurate. It made me happy after “The movies we should not name.” Then in January, I started off the year by reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and it was epic. Great way to start the reading year. The next book I read was Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirstin Miller which had a really cool concept and I can’t wait to find out what happens next within this world. After that, I started reading Zenith and am almost finished and I am enjoying it so far, but I need to pick it up again soon to finish it. In February, I read Ever the Hunted by Erin Sumerill and I really enjoyed the book again, but it did take me a whole month to finish it. Lastly, we have this month which is March. So far, I have read They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera and I cried so much. I managed to read the book in one sitting and my perspective of life has completely changed due to this book. Those are all the books that I have read from my last post to now.
The book that I am currently reading is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I am only on chapter 3 but I am enjoying where it’s going so far. The only negative I have for now is the size of the font. It’s so tiny that it feels like I take ages reading a page. However the writing and world is keeping me engaged in the story so that doesn’t matter too much.
This is everything that has been going on since last August, which is a lot, but I have everything sorted out now and am back better than ever. There is a brilliant future for this blog and for my life in general, so I hope that you keep reading and supporting my reading and performing journey, which I will keep you all updated on so you’ll be the first to know what’s happening. Have a good evening or a good day, depending on where you are from, and you shall hear from me again next week. Have a good week and remember to keep smiling.
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