Unlike the previous weeks, I don’t have a plan for what I’m about to write. I am, completely and utterly making it up as I go along, so please excuse the following, as it may contain “thought like dribble”, because, as I’ve just said- it’s all going to be improvised.
I’m writing this a few weeks in advance, knowing that the day it is released, is the second performance for me playing the lead role in the production of “Our House”. And that’s not all either, I have lots of exciting things coming up where I am required on stage. That does, however, mean that, for the time being, I’m going to park my blog aside, not to collect dust, but just to give you the chance to maybe flick back to some of my earlier articles and give them a read, and also to give me time to focus on the productions I’ll be working on over the next few months.
I do know that, abandoning the blog for an extended period of time sounds a little but unprofessional, but I recently got the results back from a drama exam I did a few months ago; LAMDA it’s called, and I was so pleased with my results, I have decided that as of October, I will be auditioning for drama schools, which is very exciting, but before all of that, I haven’t appeared in any local productions for a while, so just to show the people of my town that I’m still here, I’m going to make sure I’m around a little before I disappear to a city… Scary stuff! To enable me to do this, and avoid being drowned by the consistant work that is A-Levels, I’m going to wish you a fond farewell for a while, just so that I am able to keep on top of all of this.
I started this blog nearly a year ago, after being told that the school newspaper I was writing for didn’t have enough support, and sadly had to be scrapped. This is NOT what is happening to Tom’s Chit Chat, in fact, it is the complete opposite. I’m finding that the readership is growing each week, which is amazing. I’m a little upset I have to leave it for a while, but I will definitely be back before the New Year, and hopefully be back by the Summer. But, I’m going to play it from here. No plan, no idea what is happening, just relax for a bit, then get very busy! Which for me, the gap between now, and getting busy again will be very tricky, because I can’t sit down on the sofa without twidelling my thumbs- I have to keep busy!
I hope you enjoyed the last lot of blogs I’ve written, you may be pleased to know, as I am as pleased to say, that car reviews won’t be making a return when I do. I was trying to be someone I’m not, which when I’m on stage is fine, but acting as a car journalist from behind a screen is much more difficult than it looks, so I’ve decided to leave it to the professionals. I also think that it is important that I tell you I thought the reviews don’t work, because it seems like ages ago, but when I sat down to write the very first article for this site, I quoted one of the most cheesiest phrases in the world; “this is our blog, not mine.” But that is something I do stand by. It does mean, however, that what will be featuring, is the subject I could write for years about, and still have more to say after that- acting. I just want to give it a go, and see if it works. To balance the books alongside that, I’ll also be throwing in a few controversial opinion pieces too- I promise you they havent gone!
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to my readers, it’s you that has kept me writing over the last few months, and has kept me enjoying it! I would specifically like to thank my close family and friends, for their continued support, it means the world!
The performing arts industry has been my whole life, and it seems such a shame to forget all about it just after I finish my Sixth Form studies, which is why, I’m giving myself this chance to push myself and prepare myself for it, and I hope you understand my reasoning. Thank you all so much for the support, you are all brilliant.
For the last time in a while, this is me, signing off,
Thanks for reading and the awesome support you have shown, and take very good care of yourselves,