Walking out of Dolphin Dance Studio for the last time today I felt an assortment of emotions. I felt pride, I felt somewhat sad and I felt genuine happiness.
Today was my last day being with the Happy Hour gang; it’s outrageous that you can learn so much in such a short amount of time. Compiling a list of all the things I have discovered from being with Tmesis, it ended up being 6 pages long, so to keep this blog light and snappy I’ll share a small portion of them with you…
Top ten things I have learnt from my time with Tmesis:
1. Make a choice, take a risk.
2. Teamwork makes the dream work.
3. Take a towel and spare t-shirt to rehearsals.
4. How to play Four Square.
5. Work hard and laugh harder.
6. Eli Randle is super competitive.
7. If you hit someone hard enough with a keyboard it will break.
8. Celebrate your individuality.
9. I can write (apparently).
10. Find pleasure in everything you do.
Watching a full run of the show this afternoon, it was an hour happily spent (see what I did there…). Only 5 days in, the cast are in an incredibly strong place. I truly look forward to seeing Happy Hour on tour with the secret knowledge that I was there when some of those moments were first discovered – that makes me feel rather fortunate.
Working on a show that centres on the concept of happiness, you can’t help but start to examine your own life. I realised, in some respects, happiness is a choice. So take a week out of your normal everyday life and do something that interests you and more importantly, gets you out of your comfort zone. I did, and Tmesis has inspired me more than I could have ever anticipated.
Props to the people who have read all of my blogs, it’s been delightful to go on this journey with you.