Ummm… It’s Been Awhile, Huh?

Goodness… Well, I’m bad at this πŸ˜› It’s been more than a year. My excuse: I’ve been busy having fun, making friends, and having new experiences! πŸ˜€

Oh, and I graduated high school too. That was fun πŸ˜‰

I don’t even know where to start. God is good, and He’s definitely been working in my life πŸ™‚ Sooo, yup, it’s bullet list time! XD

  • Camp has been such a huge part of my life ^_^ I counseled this summer. Goodness… I struggle to answer when people ask me how it was. Most of the time a million words spill out when I try to explain. Amazing. Wonderful. Hard. Tiring. Rewarding. But when I really think about it, being able to be a positive impact in kids lives, seeing lives changed for the better is the most amazing thing <3
    There were definite hard moments, times when I wondered if I was gonna survive the summer. But there were also crazy fun moments πŸ˜‰ The counseling staff were all insane and I grew to love them so much <3

 

  • September 2018 was the month I started the adventure of musical theater. I haven’t regretted it ^_^ I was blessed to be able to be a part of A Christmas Carol that winter. We had 9 performances, hundreds of audience members, and we even recorded a soundtrack XD The people I’ve grown to love, the experience I’ve gained, the memories… I wouldn’t trade it for anything πŸ™‚ My confidence, especially in singing, really has soared πŸ™‚ And now I’m in a production of Esther! We have the first performance this Friday and I’m so excited!! XD

 

  • Work is… Work πŸ™‚ For the most part I enjoy it πŸ™‚ There are good days and bad days. It’s fun most of the time, eating ice cream, cleaning, washing dishes, serving people. I’ve learned a lot, and definitely learned how to deal with people πŸ˜‰
  • Writing… Is still happening πŸ˜‰ Sort of. Between work and rehearsals I haven’t had time for anything else. So once Esther is all over with I’ll be able to get back to that, and finish the first draft of my novel! It’s ~almost~ finished ^_^
  • I went back home too! I miss it :'(

So there ya go! The shortened version. It’s been a whirlwind of a year. There’s been highs and lows, laughing and crying. I’m also really old and not used to it yet :O But I’ve got plans and dreams. I’m realizing that the path I’ve chosen might not be the easiest, but that’s okay πŸ™‚ All I want is to go where God wants me.

Anyhow, love ya’ll <3 Hopefully I can be slightly more consistent with posting, heh πŸ˜‰

~Esther

The Play!

 

 

 

And here I am, once again for a very overdue blog post πŸ˜› This past week has been very crazy and emotional, and I wasn’t quite feeling up to a blog post πŸ˜› But… the week before last was our production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe! πŸ˜€ And it was amazing! We had just a couple of minor things go wrong, but all in all it was a wonderful performance! I can’t begin to explain what these weeks getting ready for the play has been like. It has been a lot of fun, but it’s also been challenging, hard work, and stressful at times. But it was worth every minute of it πŸ™‚

Ulf and Dryad

Group pictures after our last performance. Fenris Ulf, the Dryad, and the Mouse Captain πŸ™‚

Blank Pages- Picture time!

Pictures from Friday after it was all over! We were all sooooooooooooooooo tired…. But it was a good kind of tired πŸ™‚ In this picture I’m holding my wonderful little niece, and the other person is the sister of my brother’s fiance! So she’s my honorary sister ^,^ And also the photobomber in the back… O.o

 

Blank Pages- Lucy and Nephew Lucy Pevensie and my nephew!

Β  Blank Pages- Mr. Beaver. My brother, Mr. Beaver.

 

Posing with Susan πŸ™‚

And now it’s all over… After we all came down off that stage Friday I was rather relieved, but now, I’m rather sad πŸ™ Those days working with the other cast members to figure out what to do in a situation that our director set up for us, practicing my lines with siblings, talking in British accents, making costumes, etc. But I’m hopeful thatΒ  we’ll be doing another production soon! This is the first play that our homeschool group has done in several years, and this production was by far the biggest. But everyone really enjoyed it, and it was such a good experience, and because it turned out so well, I think it’s very possible that there will be more! If you ever have the chance to be in a theatrical production, I highly recommend doing it πŸ™‚ Even if you don’t think you’re a very good actor, chances are you may surprise yourself! Even if you just volunteer as a stagehand, they’re just as important as an actor! We couldn’t have done our play without the two stagehands we had backstage πŸ™‚

It’s all over… But I still have the hope of doing it again to cling to! Go and be in a play, peoples, it’s worth it ^,^

Forever an actor,

~Esther