Thursday 11th October 2018
It has been a particularly busy week with me in terms of school and extra-curricular events. But I have been managing to balance both well - so all is going good so far!
This year, I am a Scare Actor at a large-scale Halloween event for seven nights in October. I thoroughly enjoy my work; it is my first paid professional acting job, so I have really been putting my all into it. I have had two paid rehearsals so far, and I have my final dress rehearsal tomorrow evening. I am playing a character called Duster Beaton, who is a miming psychotic comedian that also happens to be really bad
at magic tricks. I have never done mime before, so it has been a really fun challenge.
As well as my job, I have managed to keep on top of my college classes and work. Maths is a particular struggle for me, so I often try to practice it regularly. I am currently at an E/D level; so I am hoping
that I can turn this around by the time it gets to January. We will see.
Good news though; on my first official Sociology assignment, I got 18/19! I got knocked down a mark due to missing a point in one of my answers, but otherwise, considering this is my first marked piece of work for my report; I'm really pleased.
I believe that doing nothing *but* schoolwork, all the time, can have a detrimental effect on your wellbeing. Whilst education is extremely important, it is also good to balance your schoolwork with the things you love doing too. If there is something you want to do outside of school, my suggestion would be to go for it! Just make sure that you don't overload yourself too much. Make sure you keep some time to yourself, too.
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