My Gap Year So Far

For today’s post, I thought I’d look back at everything I have done during my gap year…

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I started it off in August at one of my favourite places on earth: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing a new show Secrets of Us which was such an amazing experience with a group of talented actors and really close friends. I love the atmosphere of the fringe and would recommend going up there to anyone who is even slightly interested in drama. To end our performances we recieved 4 and 5 star reviews which in Edinburgh is very difficult to do!

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Next I travelled to Barcelona for a couple of days and then as soon as I got back went straight to Reading Festival to end the summer on a high

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Heading into the working world and working 30-40 hours a week was a dramatic change from school life but I quickly found something to take my mind off that stressful job in the form of Thorpe Park Fright Nights. I became a scare actor for their Cabin in the Woods maze and met a great group of people some of who I’m still insanely close to today. It was such a great experience and I can’t wait to go back and do it all again in the near future.

After that came news that Secrets of Us had been asked to perform in a theatre in London which was incredible and of course I said yes to reprising my role and took it to The Kings Head Theatre in Islington in March 2016.

During rehearsals I got the news that my course at Westminster, which I was due to start in September 2016, had been cancelled so I had to reapply for uni. It was a daunting task to say the least doing this without any help from anyone. Nevertheless I gained a place at Falmouth University to study Creative Writing which I am more than happy about.

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In April came my birthday and also a trip to Italy to ski with the family. I love skiing and have travelled to the alps almost every year since I was 5 to do it. I have also been lucky enough to go to Colorado and California to ski on their white slopes too in the past.

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My most recent trip away was Dubai to meet my not so little cousins for the first time. It was such a special experience seeing them, spending time with my uncle and aunt and just enjoying the hot weather. I also started a youtube channel after blogging for three years and made this trip my first video – you can check it out here if you haven’t already. This was a very daunting step for me as I have been umming and ahhing about doing this for a long time and finally pressing upload was a massive accomplishment for me

Finally here we are. I am packing for a trip to the states which I will make on Saturday travelling to Miami and then onto LA and back to Miami. I am beyond excited about this and cannot wait to see what the rest of this year has in store for me.

Jx

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