Monday 15 February 2010

Prologue, I guess

This year I am starting a new journey, not to a particularly exotic destination. In fact, I will be staying right here in windy Wellington, the beautiful, arty city by the sea that is New Zealand's capital.

I have made Wellington my home over the past three years. After finishing uni here it just turned out this way and not going back home to Berlin was a far easier choice than I had imagined. After all, you can't beat Wellington on a good day.

The unpredictable weather aside, this city is not only beautiful but for its relatively small size has an amazing community of artists, musicians, theatre and film folk. And what's more, the community is incredibly welcoming and accessible. So, when after six years or so of uni I finally admitted to myself that I am not made for an office job, it wasn't hard to take a leap into something new and utterly exciting. For the first time in my life perhaps I found something that I truly wanted to be a part of as opposed to trying to live up to expectations that I thought, maybe falsely so, I had to fulfil.

So, this year I'm going to start my journey into the wonderful world of theatre, not only as a spectator but as a creator. I have set a new goals. It involves learning a craft from the inside out, getting my mind and my body into shape, defying the odds and nailing the most important 'job interview' of my life so far. So, my goal this year: earning a place at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School!

The thing with goals then is that, like destinations on a journey they are only stops along the way. So, here's to hoping that I will make the first one! I'll be sure not to pack lightly and not to forget to enjoy my travel preparations.

I'm looking forward to travelling with you. Good luck and good riddance and stay tuned for chapter one of this travel diary.

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