Monday, 22 February 2016
Quote Of The Week #4
Hey hey heeey! How are you today? I come here after a hectic weekend, so forgive me if I haven't read and commented all of your posts... I'll try to do it as soon as I can! And by the way, I have Bloglovin now, so you can follow me there!
But it's this weekend I want to tell you about. These two days have been reaaaaaaally busy, but also reaaaaaaally happy. Me and some more people from my village have been working on a theatre play for a while and we did two shows this weekend. Also, because there weren't any other weekends in the world, I also had a huge concert in which 400 people took part. It's the most exhausted I've been in a while, but I swear I've barely ever been so genuinely happy! The success in both things was amazing, I couldn't believe it.
And here we get to the quote. "Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy." During the rehearsals, especially for the play, I did have a rough time. I just can't seem to get along with some of the people. They're irresponsible and selfish: they don't go to the rehearsals, their attitude when they go is awful, they don't know their part... I was so tired I just wanted to get this done with.
Then, when the play started, the director (who, of course, was the most tired person there), told us something. "Don't let anyone take this moment away from you." And my mind took a turn I didn't expect. He was so right. I love being on the stage. I'm a really nervous and shy person, but when I'm up there? I feel invincible. I feel like I can do anything. I can be whoever I want. I can feel whatever I want. And most importantly... I can make people feel what I'm feeling.
It's such a beautiful thing! I've made people laugh. I've made them cry. I've laughed, I've cried. It's like all the feelings I'm always holding in go out, and when they see it... they just connect. And then they come, and they tell me, and they thank me. And somehow, everything falls into place.
The thing is... in the end, almost all the time, things end up working out all right, and it makes you happy. And then it's hard to know if the struggles were worth it. A choice comes. The choice of what to do with your life. I was so sure of what I wanted to do until this point. I wanted to be a Translation student, and that's what I've done. But what happens later? I'd love to write, that's for sure. And I also love being on the stage. I love translating. And I know that whatever I decide, whatever my path ends up being, it will make me happy. Not other people. Me. That's what matters in the end.
A big big hug!