I've somewhat shirked my AntiCraft responsibilities this week, but I had family come visit after I got back from my audition (which didn't go well, by the way) so I've been busy this spring break.
That being said, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to take on Spring! Before I get to far into this blog, I just want to give a quick shout-out to my sister who turns 15 today! I know she'll probably never read this, but I still get "good brother" points, right?
I finally bought myself a nice wire pliers kit today. I'm excited to start making some of the jewelry that's been floating around in my head. I got a fun little tool to make jump rings, too and I'm looking forward to sitting down and playing with all my new toys!
Getting back to the subject of the audition I had earlier this week, I want to thank everyone so much for their kind words of support. I may not have been what they were looking for, but everyone here made me feel like I was doing exactly what I should be doing. I can't tell you all how much that means to me.
I also want to send a huge thank you to my friend Eric. He's another one who doesn't read this, but he went with me to Chicago, kept me distracted before the audition so I didn't freak out, kept me distracted after it went badly so I didn't freak out, made sure I wasn't alone the night we got back home to Michigan, and (while I was crying because I felt like I let everyone in my life down) hugged me and told me that I hadn't let him down, he still thought I was amazing, and fuck anyone who thought different. It meant so much to me and I don't know how to even begin expressing my gratitude.
In any case, I've decided that it just means I'm going to keep training and try again. No sense in giving up on a dream just because you fail once, right? I'm still a circus freak at heart and I refuse to let that go!