Tumultuous Times

It's freshers week. It's contest weekend. Everything is happening at once. I'm already stressed out of my head.  First things first... it's freshers week. I'm a third year. Just... how. I don't know how I've gotten this far. On paper it's ludicrous, in reality it's nigh impossible, but I've done it. Cardiac and mental health…

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The dark abyss of… success?

There are strong misconceptions that people who are depressed need things to be going wrong; a trigger in other words. The last couple of days have been amazing. I conducted an extremely successful concert where the band and audience were perfect. It couldn't of gone any better. The comments we recieved afterwards were so heartwarming…

A post of two halves

Today is my first concert as a conductor. In 5 hours I'll be stood in front of an audience waving my arms about and trying to talk. I'm a tad* nervous. Public speaking has never been something I've been praised for. At school, my accent got a lot of attention and hurtful comments, and in…