Being bored out of my mind is the perfect time to write a blog post right?
Hey guys, I’m back today with a random account of the months I spent in 2015 taking part in my school’s musical. I felt like talking to you all about a past experience in my life and the good or bad effects of it. So, without further ado….
I can’t remember the exact date, but on a gloomy school day in October 2015 I auditioned to be a part of my school’s musical that they do every two years. This year it was the musical We Will Rock You, and I was auditioning because my friends encouraged me to do so.
I had to sing for the audition (any song of our choice) and I was terrified. As soon as I entered that room and the music started I couldn’t do it. Take it as a combination of fear and just not being able to sing. Or maybe I can. My friends seem to think (well two of them anyway) that I haven’t unlocked my singing potential, and if I actually tried I’d sound pretty good. Maybe one day!
Anyway, I apologized, ran out of the audition and cried. I knew I wasn’t gonna get in. But I did, by some miracle.
Fast forward a few weeks and lunchtime rehearsals were underway. I had to communicate properly with students I’d never talked to before and teachers that I’d never been taught by. It was mentally draining and exhausting for a super shy teenager like me. But I got through rehearsal after rehearsal. Attended all the after school ones when they started. And I ended up starting to enjoy myself. Yes there were some days I just wanted to crawl into a hole because of how shy and socially awkward I am, but some days I found myself being as confident as my friends.
It was definitely an experience.
Fast forward to February and the dates for the actual performances were looming. I was nervous, but not as nervous and I thought I was gonna be. I was more excited than nervous.
Before we all knew it, the three days of performances were up and the show was done forever! Everyone was crying and hugging each other and congratulating each other as if it was GCSE results day!
And of course my socially awkward self decided to make a reappearance. Some year 10 in the show was hugging everyone and he came to hug me and I declined in the world’s most awkward way possible. I don’t even know why I declined, perhaps the hug went a bit too far and my defenses went up.
Anyway, I think I said something along the lines of: ‘um, you ain’t getting a hug from me!’ and then I tried to laugh it off and he just awkwardly left and I started praying inside for my mum to arrive and save me.
But overall, my experience in a musical was pretty fun. I never would done half the things I did taking part in that musical if I didn’t do it. Although it was pretty tiring for my little shy self, going from only talking to your friends at school to talking to a bunch of year 10’s and 11’s is gonna put pressure on me, but I guess all the stress was worth it.
If anyone reading this suffers from being super shy, try something like this! Yes it’s gonna take you out of your comfort zone but the end result will be worth it, trust me.
I hope you enjoyed my little story for you guys, I really enjoyed writing it. I hope this helps you all in some way.
– All The Jazz