04 Aug Days 9 and 10
There are always going to be those days that just are really…really rough. But that’s okay, because once you hit rock bottom, you push off as hard as you can and soar to the top. Today was one of those “rock bottom” days.
First, before I start complaining, I will tell you about my first rehearsals and Phantom of the Opera! So the rehearsal was a little different than what I was thinking. I thought it was going to be the whole second class used as rehearsal time, but we actually did almost a full class and then roughly an half an hour of rehearsal. It was fun! I’m glad I knew my parts. Then, I saw Phantom!!! It was AMAZING. I’d bet that it was better than the Broadway version. By the end of the show, my heart was ripped in two. Everyone was pretty tired during the show, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
So today, in the first class, my blister was acting up really bad this time and it made me really homesick. Because I was in so much pain to the point of not being able to do releve, I told Ms. Farrell about it. She knew exactly what to do. She took my hand and walked me over to our classroom box and showed me a trick of the trade involving a corn sticker. It helped a little bit in the beginning, but really hurt at the end and bled quite a bit through my tights and lambs wool. Then the second class came and I tried putting Orajel on my blister. It worked really well! It isn’t necessarily healing, it just numbed my blister. That felt much better. The we had rehearsal and went overtime about 40 minutes. It felt short though, and I love rehearsing. Ms. Farrell wasn’t too happy with us, because when we learned the piece, we learned it on our phones and she said the screens were too small for us to look at details. So, she threatened to not do the dance. Every student goes through that with every teacher. Once we hit that frustrating point, the next day is always better.
We had a super relaxing night tonight. All we did was stay in at the hotel, ate ice cream and watched a movie! I just got done with pouring apple cider vinegar on my blisters, soaking my feet in Epsom salt and icing my feet, so I think I’m set until tomorrow.
Please note that I don’t want this to look like I’m miserable. I feel like I’m improving a lot and learning so much. I absolutely love it here and love learning from a legend. I’m honored to even be here and am truly grateful for such an amazing opportunity.