So this is my first blog post. I never thought I would do it. My mum blogs, I don’t want to steal her thunder! But then again our posts will be very different! Her blog is absolutely awesome I do recommend you stop reading this immediately and go check her out: lillyreid. She blogs about life, about food and about how annoying my brothers are which makes me happy!
So hi I’m Megan. I’m nearly 19 and in my graduating year at college. How does that work you say? Well I am a dancer, I left home at 16 and am in my third year of vocational training with job auditions just around the corner. I get up at seven every day to leave my flat by eight thirty, I get to school for quarter to nine where I dance until six thirty with my longest break a mere forty-five minutes for lunch. On top of this I have to film a showreel, I have to take auditions photos, I have to sew pointe shoes, I cook all my own meals, I have to stretch and do body conditioning and somewhere I have to find time to unwind and yet I am absolutely loving life. I have the best friends, I have the best family, I have the kindest funniest best friend and the most amazing, generous, selfless and supportive mother anyone could ask for.
This week is show week. Since September we have been in rehearsals for our performance of The Nutcracker with Manchester City Ballet and I am lucky enough to have a principle role. This is undeniably cool and I feel extremely privileged but still it is rather stressful and scary! The earliest we finish this week is tomorrow at eight thirty after a full tech run with the new set. After that goodness knows when we will be able to go home! Our first performance is on Thursday and it is the first time I am ever doing a full grande pas de deux on stage, I have the most amazing tutu that I love and a gorgeous headdress! I am so so nervous but my partner is incredible and I know that he will look after me on stage!
Not really sure what else to say other than I think I may head off to bed now. I will try to write about this week if I can, it is going to be an interesting one! 🙂 please follow and comment if you are reading this and say a prayer for me that I survive my week! Speak soon xxx