Posted in Discover Challenges, Non Fiction

An Actors Life

Performance

Snippets into an Actors life.

We wake up every morning with hope in our hearts that today will be that day. The day when that phone call from our agent arrives telling us we got the part. The one that we were hoping for, the one that we got down on our knees and prayed to whatever we believed in for. Sometimes that day does come. For the rest of us, well we will keep on going and hope that one day that elusive phone call arrives.

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Posted in Discover Challenges, Non Fiction

Inspiration

Positive Thinking

The 3 best pieces of advise I have been given or have heard are:

  • Never give up on your dreams.
  • Don’t look at how far you have to go, look at how far you have already come.
  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m Possible.” Audrey Hepburn.

My own advice that I have given to others and I would like to share with you is:

  • When looking back over your day – Even if the day’s been one of your darkest: Try and find one thing that has made you smile. It can be anything from a trip out, a meal you have eaten, a friend you have seen or a tv show that’s entertained you. Make a mental note of it, record it in a notepad, share it on one of your social media sites or on your blog.

I’m currently recording my personal progress through the Happy Days Challenge.

One.

Posted in Book Challenge

Book Review.

Book Challenge: Read & Blog.

Challenge 2: Read a book you have never read by an author you love:

Villette. Charlotte Bronte

I decided to choose Charlotte Bronte because I am a huge fan of her novel Jane Eyre and up until now I have not read any of her other work.

Summary.

Having no family or friends Lucy Snowe sets sail from England and travels to the town of Villette, where she finds employment in a girls boarding school.

It is here that she struggles with unruly pupils, the headmistress who continually spies on her staff. Later she deals with her feelings for the English doctor who works at the school and then for the professor Paul Emmanuel.

Review.

Having been a fan of Jane Eyre I was positive that I would enjoy Charlotte Bronte’s final book Villette. However, I can honestly say that this has been one of the hardest books to read. The events in the novel are disjointed, random and can leave you feeling very confused. There are sections where you can be completely griped with the events taking place and then other parts where you discover your mind is wondering and you are not sure what’s actually happening.

This is definitely a book that I would recommend that you give the book a go and I will definitely need to revisit this book at some point in the future. 

*** 3/5 stars

Book Challenge:

Task 1: Favourite Book. Little Women / Four Sisters.

 

 

Posted in Discover Challenges, Poetry

Nightmare: Improvised Poetry.

Nightmares Grip

The nightmare takes its grip on me.

Digging deep into my hopes and dreams.

The darkness engulfs everything  I want to be.

And leaves me shaking from my terrified screams.

I try and try to find my way out.

But there is no way to turn from the nightmares grip.

I try and try to scream and shout.

But I’m all alone on the nightmare ship.

I keep on thinking this nightmare can’t be real.

So I try and try to make it go.

But the icy grip leaves me just wanting to squeal.

And leaves me feeling so low.

Swirling around me the nightmare begins to feed on my soul.

Filling itself up on all that I have left.

Finally stopping, it lets me return home.

But it leaves me torn in two and completely bereft.

And as I begin to wake up from this dream state.

I look around at the beautiful daybreak.

And begin to feel the light rejuvenate.

My soul renews and begins to wake.

From the nightmare that was never real.

It was just a dream which had taken too much control.

But I’ve woken now and I’m ready to feel.

And I will not let it take its toll.

So I stand up straight.

And I stand up tall.

Letting the nightmare know that I won’t give into hate.

And I’m standing here, I will not fall.

If I always have love and hope

And I keep my dreams alive.

I know I can always cope.

And I know that I will survive!

 

Posted in Discover Challenges, Poetry

Forbidden Love

This Forbidden love is so hard to give up.

How can I, when I loved you so much.

Nobody knows, what I’m going through.

Because our love was kept secret from those we knew.

And now you’ve gone I have nowhere to turn.

Because the love we had you allowed to burn.

And now I weep for you to return to me.

With hope in my heart that one day we will see.

That this forbidden love, although quite hard.

Was meant to shine in both our hearts.

Posted in Discover Challenges, Non Fiction

Creating

Stage

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last that I stood in front of an audience. I was about 5 years old, stood in front of my mum, dad and grandparents and I had created a short play based on one of my favourite fairytales at the time, which I was now about to perform for them. All these years later nothing has changed, well apart from the audience size, I am still performing, and im also writing my own stories, poems and plays. I love bringing joy to others through the arts and I truly hope and believe that will never change.