March 12, 2006

It's been a while

Haven't blogged in a while…since sri lanka things have been hectic with trying to catch up and now, all of a sudden, term 2 is finished and as Persian new year approaches I find myself looking back over the past year.

It's passed so quickly, I can believe I'm over half-way through my degree, yet its happened so slowly – does that make sense to anyone? This time last year I had just landed my first acting role in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, I was somewhat obsessed with the moon and the haiku form, I'd just discovered Jeff Buckley and met Fred.

How things change…

I was feeling a little down recently, a little too absorbed in myself, worrying that I had not made the most of this year. Looking back it was a stupid worry to have fostered; I've done so much and learned a lot along the way…Since last new year I've toured Europe, choreographed belly dance for Lysistrata, been to Iran, performed in The Lover, worked for One World Week, been to Sri Lanka, started teaching bellydance, and somehow kept my degree afloat. Oh, and met so many more wonderful people and established some really strong friendships. Other things have gone on, not things I like to write about, not things that were fun or productive to have experienced, but they've happened and I've learned from them.

I find myself looking to the future more and more. What happens next? I've always been like this…I get bored easliy…maybe bored is the wrong word, I'm not bored with Warwick – I love it – I just have itchy feet, I keep wanting to move forward in leaps and jumps, not shuffling steps. I know a lot of people who prefer not to think about what comes next, and that's fine…but I can't help wanting a plan.

So, I think it's going to be business management. Call me crazy – and you will – but I think that's the way forward. I've applied to some summer internships and we'll see where they take me. Also applied for work experience at a London Publisher this easter…we'll see what happens.

On the other hand, I must do more dancing. I want to learn Tango and I can't keep dreaming of it forever. There is something about the passion of the dance that makes me want to weep every time I watch/think of it:

Recently watched some scenes from Carlos Suera's Tango, a film in which he devises a piece of theatre that re-enacts World War II through Tango dance. It is phenomenal choreography, wonderful music and some stunning dancers – watch it!

Anyway I either need to shut up about Tango, or put my words into action :) So, Tango, Salsa, bellydance, and maybe some tap and Yoga classes too…

I should be writing more now that it's the holidays. I have a portfolio to write for poetry and a non-fiction article. Hopefully they will be of a post-able standard and I'll put them up for your viewing, if I get them done that is :)

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  1. Katy W

    hang in there, sho. in all seriousness, everything happens for a reason. and sumbody wise once said "Nothing that is valuable in life is easy to achieve" which ive always found to be true. come to yoga with me next term- yoga helps everything! xx

    13 Mar 2006, 09:33

  2. Dean McIlwraith

    2 things:

    everything happens for a reason? please


    bloody interpretative dance



    14 Mar 2006, 21:24

  3. Dean McIlwraith

    that was me, Ant by the way, logging in under my superhero name

    14 Mar 2006, 21:25

  4. hmmmm….i didn't actually mean to sound negative in this blog entry…i'm actually doing really well lol so no hanging in there needed :) but thanks all the same…

    lots of easter love xxx

    15 Mar 2006, 15:55

  5. Javad

    Hi sholeh . I'm visiting your blog for the first time. Its nice and its very huge. Any way, Happy New Year.

    All The Best

    18 Mar 2006, 09:59

  6. Thom

    I applied for ARTNIK too, though it might have been a bit late. Thanks for the model CV…

    Heads up.


    19 Mar 2006, 21:26

  7. thomas

    Hi, If you do one thing in dance you must try tango. There is a tango class in moseley birmingham, thursdays: dance workshop cafe or go to oxford at the mormons centre they are the closest real street tango classes. Suerte

    26 Jun 2007, 01:08

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