People will often say that they've seen their whole lives flashed before their eyes after experiencing a traumatic event. Perhaps it’s a bit morbid, but I think that sounds pretty incredible. So here's my experiment, starting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday...

One girl. One photo a day. One year.

180/365
Finally in the Southern Theater, an incredibly ornate, intimate performance space practically crafted for Baroque Opera. It couldn’t be more perfect. Aside from nearly passing out from my corset, I had one of the most magical nights. For one thing, I was going through some photos while sitting next to one of leads, the angelic soprano from Toronto who plays Donna Anna, and she really liked my stuff - ENOUGH SO THAT SHE WANTS ME TO DO HEADSHOTS FOR HER. OH MY GOD. HYPERVENTILATING. Also, just getting the chance to talk to these incredibly talented humans has inspired me to maybe pursue this as more than just a hobby? I don’t know. I’ve always immediately discounted the idea of me pursuing music as a profession as mere naivety. But…I’m here, you know? There must be some reason for me to have gotten this far. Last year, Peggy was urging me to consider dropping out of Kenyon to go to a conservatory. If someone as brilliant and successful as her can put faith in my talents and my future, maybe I should as well? EXISTENTIAL CRISIS COMING ONNNNN.

180/365

Finally in the Southern Theater, an incredibly ornate, intimate performance space practically crafted for Baroque Opera. It couldn’t be more perfect. Aside from nearly passing out from my corset, I had one of the most magical nights. For one thing, I was going through some photos while sitting next to one of leads, the angelic soprano from Toronto who plays Donna Anna, and she really liked my stuff - ENOUGH SO THAT SHE WANTS ME TO DO HEADSHOTS FOR HER. OH MY GOD. HYPERVENTILATING. Also, just getting the chance to talk to these incredibly talented humans has inspired me to maybe pursue this as more than just a hobby? I don’t know. I’ve always immediately discounted the idea of me pursuing music as a profession as mere naivety. But…I’m here, you know? There must be some reason for me to have gotten this far. Last year, Peggy was urging me to consider dropping out of Kenyon to go to a conservatory. If someone as brilliant and successful as her can put faith in my talents and my future, maybe I should as well? EXISTENTIAL CRISIS COMING ONNNNN.

Posted on November 23rd, 2011
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  1. trumpetswhistle reblogged this from manicpixiedreamsquirrel and added:
    I had the privilege of living with this girl for a year, and it has been so thrilling to watch her grow and change and...
  2. fixxychild said: I BELIEVE IN YOUXOXOXO
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