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I Know What I’m Doing, Really.

winterlondon.jpgWell, sort of.

Lo and behold, it’s Krysta again. It recently occurred to me that I haven’t explained what I want to do overseas. Now I know it’s been stated that I’m the theatre major of the group–if we haven’t stated that, now we have–but there are quite a few details missing from that statement.

For example, very few of all acting gigs pay well enough to support one’s self (and her companions). Aside from blockbuster movie/TV/Broadway stars, only big theatre companies make enough to consistently pay their actors. It’s no wonder so many actors get crazy–you have to fight a lot of dreamers to get a job. Not only that, but you have to look a certain way. That means talent alone can’t get you a great job.

Now I know you all must’ve heard this before–it isn’t new information to me, either–but it’s just that this is all dawning on me very suddenly. It’s one thing to hear this information over and over again, but it’s another to face the facts as an aspiring actress. What puts me two steps (because one is not enough) ahead of the game? What makes me stand out?

And that’s when I knew I had to study theatre. I’ve been in multiple plays and played almost every improv game in the book, but learning from the best of the best is what’s going to separate me from the competition. That’s going to launch my future career. That is what’s going to help me be the best (and trust me, you need to be the best in this business).

I’m sure some of you are wondering why I don’t sound like I’m relying on a “normal” job for the time being. It’s partially because I get bored easily of things I don’t enjoy, and I don’t enjoy “normal” forms of making money. And I know a job isn’t for fun, but I have trouble with sticking to things I can’t stand. There’s no way to say, “I didn’t do as I was told because it was too boring” to your employer without getting in trouble. Now I have my nannying job (and will soon have another one, I hope), but that can only last so long. I mean, once we head to England, I obviously have to get a new job. As if it wasn’t hard enough just getting my first one….

So to recap, I have to get more jobs, go to theatre school, learn a lot, kick butt at auditions, become the Doctor’s companion as soon as possible, make enough to support self and friends. Simple.

I’ve got this.

~Krysta

So Basically

Hey, everyone, Krysta here. (My first post, finally!)

Since I’m out of high school, my posts won’t be the same as Bethany’s or Maddie’s. I guess that’s one of the good parts of not being the same age, we’ll always have different things to say–especially because we’re so different as people.

So anyway, I think my first post is going to be about this conference I went to recently and how it’s related to moving to England, okay? Try to follow along, even if it makes no sense.

So I went to one of a series of conferences called Culture Shift organized by YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in mid-August. It was a lot of fun, more fun than I’d dared to hope it would be. It was also how I met a lot of really great people from outside this area–England included. (Do you see where this is going?)

One of the girls from England was named Hannah and the both of us got on really well, though I won’t pretend we became the best of friends or anything. She was liked that I knew a lot of British terms and admired my talent (among other things, I’m sure), and I liked that she was British and full of life (and funny stories). She gave me a lot of tips on studying in England and navigating the whole thing, which was really nice of her to do. In return, I didn’t refuse her when she asked me to sing something for her–a fair trade. (Don’t judge me.)

So the point is that somewhere between the prophesying and the evangelizing, she told me that Liverpool is one of the best places to study theatre because of all the cultures coexisting in that one area. So now I’m going to look into colleges in that area for the 2015-2016 school year. And here’s the best part: Hannah told me college is only six months out of the year. That means you get half a year in between semesters to do whatever you want (provided you save your money).

In conclusion, I’ve got friends in English places so I think we’ll be alright.
Sorry if this was confusing. Bye.

— Krysta