It’s freezing, it’s dark and dreary. I may have just walked through the murkiest puddle, missed my train and broken my umbrella… but I don’t care!
My smile is beaming from ear to ear and the spring in my step could bounce me off to Pluto. This….this is the feeling I’ve been chasing, and I’m going to cherish every moment of it.
I auditioned for an exciting theatre company in London last week and I don’t think I’ve ever wanted something so much with every fibre in my body.
Sitting at my desk earlier and my phone rang, it’s an unrecognised number, and the call is located from Germany.
My mind starts racing, my hearts beating like a drum.
“Hi Anita, its Mike. How are you today?”
Frantically, trying to pretend I haven’t been eagerly awaiting his call: “Hi Mike, I’m good thanks..erm..erm how are you?” (Breathe Anita you crazy woman, breathe!)
Softly spoken and calm as ever, Mike goes onto say, “Thank you for auditioning for the company last week, we would like you to join our Germany and France tour.”
“What! Sorry, what! Are you sure, oh my good god! You’ve just made me the happiest girl! This is crazy, are you sure? Me!” (-Ramble ramble, stop rambling Anita!! I’ve never been great at playing things cool).
“Would you like some time to consider the position?”
“Oh my god no, no need to consider! I’m a 110%!This is a dream! Do you know I dreamed about getting this part! Not once, but twice!!”
I’m so cringe, keeping calm has never been my forté. …Dear god, he must think I’m batshit crazy! Although, he was exposed to my ditziness In the audition as I was awful during the warm up games. I couldn’t catch for toffee with my nerves.. He even told me ‘I was a gift’ when I kept forgetting the rules of our first exercise. (Palm face)..
Who’d have thought I would get picked! I hoped and prayed I would, but didn’t believe it would happen. I was up against some unbelievable talent, people that had graduated from accredited fancy drama schools..but they picked me!
Time to treasure this feeling, for its the step I’ve been wishing, waiting and working for.
A month ago I was negative as ever, overwhelmed with self doubt..and now I feel on top of the world. I’m making a promise to myself now, to not unpick it, overthink it or be pessimistic.
After my audition I dreamed twice about joining the company..little did I believe the dream would come true..
Six exciting weeks of family, friends and festivities… and then off to Germany I go!