realising myself.

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These photos were taken in Exmouth Market a couple of weeks ago one lunchtime when the WP team headed out for lunch. It was just before Danilo left for a 3 month trip. I miss him hugely; it’s the worst aspect of my life at the moment which says a lot about my current life state.

Lots of good things are happening to me at the moment. Quizney, an idea I had in March, was successfully mounted last Sunday and attended by a sell-out crowd. I’m touring the USA in July with my own long-neglected songs. I’m going to Egypt, I’m going to Russia, I’m going to Cardiff. I’m writing a show with my creative soul mate. I’m working on a Wikipedia project, a way to say thank you to my favourite website. My favourite magical person returns at the end of this week. We will meet again.

Growing up I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Not a clue; no job I wanted to do, no place I wanted to live, no person I wanted to emulate, nothing. I think I just wanted to continue being the same person. I wanted to be able to research the things I was interested in, geek out with the musical theatre I liked, travel, learn, play lots of strange music, write my weird songs, wear my weird clothes, create big stage shows and crazy dances and just generally run around making stuff up. I wanted to do all the things I was already doing but on a bigger scale and without barriers. And that’s what I’ve ended up doing. Call it luck or call it being headstrong or call it grateful or call it arrogant. I wouldn’t change a thing.


10 thoughts on “realising myself.

  1. Priya says:

    I have loved looking at your pictures from Barcelona! You have such a great eye. Looks like it was a really fun trip.

    This is so awesome- I’m so happy that you can be doing this. You can’t ask for much more! Hope you are well.

    ♥ perfectly Priya


  2. Ellen UnderWater says:

    I love your skirt – this was the one on my wish list that you said you had I think?! I’m so jealous that you’re getting to travel so much soon; that’s so cool! I bet you’ll have an amazing summer if there’s lots to look forward to :)


  3. jessthetics says:

    Laila, this is beautiful! It’s so good that you’re in such a happy place. I so admire you for just going out there and doing what you want to do, and (although I’m not really sure what it is yet that I want to do) I want to do the same too! You look gorgeous in these photos. I’m so excited for Russia! But also very jealous of your US trip. You’re going to have an incredible time. I wish I could have seen Quizney! xx


  4. Bel says:

    Laila this is such an inspiring story, I’m so happy you can go and do the things that you want to do, you’re clearly a real talent so nothing makes me happier than seeing your dreams realised! These are gorgeous pictures too, you look super pretty xx


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