A Moment To Catch My Breath 21.06.2012

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

A Moment To Catch My Breath

Hello Lovelies!!!
How are you all doing?
It seems like it gets harder and harder to find a free moment to spend with you guys. I'm just going through a phase.......a busy phase.
I've been longing to come and chat with you for days, to share a project or two and to see how your all doing? The truth of it is, now is the first moment I've had. I've got no projects to share, as I've not had a moment to work on any. SHAME! OH WELL! We all have busy moments, I guess now is mine!
Today is my first free afternoon and I'm using it to catch my breath. I've finally cleaned the apartment as it was looking rather like a bomb had gone off. I did my washing and finally cleaned the dirty plates that I'd been stacking on the draining board. I've opened the windows and the fresh air is taking over from the stale air. I feel so much better when the apartment is clean and tidy.
I even managed to buy a bargain bunch of flowers to brighten up the home. 5 Euro for 40 flowers.....not bad eh?

I've put half of them in a jug on the kitchen table:

And the other half are in the bedroom spreading amazing orange sunshine across the room.

When the apartment is organised, I feel like my thoughts are also. I find it important to get reorganised from time to time.
As most of you know I've been going to German Language school for the past four months. That's taking up A LOT of my free time. It's going well though! I only have two more months left, then things will be a little more back to normal. I'm looking forward to having a little more free time to work on the blog.
I've also had a big focus for the last couple of weeks. I've been preparing myself for an audition. An audition that has been causing me quite a bit of stress, but at the same time it's been a great focus for me.
Last Wendesday I auditioned for the role of Terk (Tarzans best friend) in the show. I was soooooo nervous!! I had to sing two German songs from 'Tarzan', plus act a scene from the show.
I'm not a big fan of auditioning. I don't really know anybody who is? It's just one of those things that comes with being a performer.
The audition went well. I felt like I had sung the songs better, but with nerves I did the best I could do at that moment. I was extremely relieved to have got it out of the way.
Once the audition was finished it was just a case of playing the waiting game. Waiting for an email to say if I was going to be invited to the final auditions or not.
The day after my audition I went into work as usual. I was asked to go to the office and speak with my boss.....my heart sank!!!
My boss told me that I wasn't being invited to the finals :-(
I was being offered the job instead!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!
This is a major thing for me!!! It means that I will now learn the role of 'TERK'! Once I've learned everything, I'll be one of the understudies for that role.
It is going to be such a big challenge. The obvious thing is that there is a lot of German text to learn (challenge number 1). The second thing is that I will sing 4 solo songs when I play this role (challenge number 2) This is a first for me as I've only ever danced on stage before.
Despite the obvious challenges, I'm soooo sooooo sooooo exctied and I'm over the moon that all of the hard work has paid off!!! It's going to be a busy and exciting couple of months.

So now you know what I've been busy with over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to stop by in a couple of days and chat about something lovely and creative!!! Lets see what I come up with :-)
Hope your all having a sunny week!

This post was originally posted on 21st June 2012.
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