As we move into the second week at Identity, I’ve come to realise two things for certain:

One – this is going to be much much harder than I thought it would be.

Two – this is the best decision I have made in a long time.

I’ve finally faced a foe that I’ve been putting off for a while –Improvisation– and I can happily admit that I am less than perfect at it. I’m glad that I’m doing something I’ve never done before because it is an area in my skill set that needs some urgent attention and I couldn’t be more grateful that I’m dealing with it in the first weeks!

Another crucial realisation is the amount of work that I need to do outside of class.

Being more physically aware in not just myself but in others is becoming important, so I apologise in advance to anyone who spots me staring at them in the street. If I find you interesting I will observe everything you are doing, so be flattered if you do spot a big eyed girl with a notebook following you.

I’m also reading every single acting book under the sun (or clouds – this is London after all) to make sure that I can be as prepared as possible. Overkill? Maybe, but in my experience, you can never be too prepared, just as long as you throw it away the second you are in class and let the forces of nature take over.

I also felt a little flash of my inner self come out in a basic exercises which I believe to be a good thing. Not consciously planned, but something beyond my control.

Great first week. Roll on two.

I love the highs and learn from the lows. The bit in the middle is where life happens.