Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Exam!

Dear faithful followers,

I am SOO sorry I didn't get around to posting sooner. I know I said that I would post on the 18Th. And now it's already the 20Th. *Sorry*

OK, so let me tell you all about Monday and the exam. I'll start from the very beginning, hey?

Well, I got up in the morning feeling surprisingly ..... calm. I had a shower and washed by hair. I didn't blow dry it because that makes it too hard to work with. I let is sort of just dry its self whilst I was having breakfast.
After breakfast I put it into a perfect bun. I was proud of how I did it, actually. For all my other exams my Mom has done my hair for me. This was the first one where I did it myself.

We left our house at about 9:00. Dad took me to Melbourne for the exam. We stopped in Geelong for morning tea. When we got to Melbourne it wasn't nearly time to go into the Opera Center (where the exam was held) yet.
Dad and I just walked around Melbourne for a while. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I love Melbourne - it's such a pretty city. I have only been there one other time in my life.

Eventually it was time to go to the Opera Center. Dad and I had made sure we knew exactly where it was the minute we arrived in Melbourne. We didn't want to be looking for it at the last minute.
Actually, the Australian Ballet Centre is in the same block as the Opera Centre. We ended up going in there thinking that's where the exam might be. ha ha.
The lady there said she didn't think any exams were being held there but we could go up to the 5Th floor and ask.
Dad was like 'well, it was supposed to be at the Opera Centre, so I think we'll keep looking.' So we did.

Anyways. So when we got the the Opera Centre a lady came and took me and three other girls up to the warm up room. I must say, it certainly wasn't as flash as last year. It was still nice, but not as fancy.

We got changed, warmed up and then before we knew it the examiner was ringing her bell for us to enter. It was really weird because I was SOOOO calm!

The exams was ...... well ..... not so good.
In fact, it was pretty awful.

I'll explain.

To start off with the floor was completely .... yeah - wrong. It was this rubbery stuff that hurt your feet so much just to stand on it and it was SOOO hard to dance on.
I would have much prefered to be dancing on thick carpet.
So that was incredibly disappointing. I felt that I couldn't do my best and could feel myself failing by the minute. Stupid Floor.

In the middle of the exam I actually felt like crying. My feet and legs and whole body didn't want to do what I told them to do. And I know this is going to sound lame but I blame it all on the floor.
You really need to be able to trust the floor when you are dancing. And .... if the floor's rubber it's pretty impossible to do a pirouette on it - let alone a double or a double-and-a-half.
Sucked really.

Plus, to go with that, when I got up that morning I had a really sore throat. It got worse during the day. By the time I got home that night I was coughing pretty bad. I went to school on Tuesday, but by Tuesday night I knew there was no way I was going the following day.

So I didn't go to school yesterday or today. Actually - I'm supposed to be at school right now .... in Major Project. he he he. Got out of that one OK I guess.
But I still feel pretty awful. I think it's the flu. I've spent the last 48 hours on the computer, piano, reading and bed.
Sigh.

On the way back from Melbourne Dad and I stopped at McDonald's for dinner. I had ....... a double quarter pounds, medium chips, medium coke and a soft serve ice-cream.
YUM!
That certainly was the best part of the day.

It is good to have the exam out of the way - but I am really really really terribly disappointed at how it went. I hope I passed. I mean - surely she can't fail me. I mean, she can, but you know - there would have to have been SOME good things I did in it.

I think it will be about 1 - 2 months until I get the results back. eeeeekkk. Well, I did the best given my situation and that's all I can do, hey.

I am really sorry I didn't post earlier. Thanks for reading everyone!!

20 comments:

Dancer 06 said...

awwwh! so sorry it didn't go to well at the exam!
Hope you feel better soon!

Alexandra! said...

Thanks for "following" my blog! :)
I love ballet, although I can't dance myself, I love to watch it! :)
Sorry it didn't go so well as you were hoping...
Hope you get well! :)

Lover of Dance xox' said...

I'm so sad to hear that but I am sure you did better than you think and I hope evryone else thought you danced well. Sending love your way xx

GuineaPiggyGirl said...

aww, I'm sure you did better than you think........I'm sure you were amazing : )

~*Chantelle*~

Izi said...

Hi Dancer 06,

Thanks for reading my post and commenting. It makes me feel much better having people being supportive like you are.

I have sort of got over the sore throat but now I feel sick in the stomach and still have a headache. I'm not at school again today.

Izi :)

Izi said...

Hello Alexandra,

You're very welcome! I'm glad that you like to watch ballet. It's pretty, hey?

I hope I get well soon too. It sucks being sick.

Izi :)

Izi said...

Hey Lover of Dance xox,

ha ha. Yeah, I just hope the examiner thought I did OK enough to pass.

Thanks for your friendly comment, it always makes a difference to me.

Izi :)

Izi said...

Hi Chantelle,

Yeah ... I just HOPE I did better than I think. Although I doubt that will be true. It was just so ..... disappointing!

Thanks for your encouragement. It ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS!! makes me feel a loooot better.

Izi :)

GuineaPiggyGirl said...

Hey Izi,

i'm sure you did! Tarkett (spelling???) is always hard to dance on for the first time or after a while of not dancing on it! : )

I just got a new baby bunny, and it is sitting on my lap demanding me pat it, not the computer keyboard!

~*Chantelle*~

flor said...

I've always wanted to be a ballerina. You are such an inspiration, and although I don't think that will ever come true for me, I wish you the best. There are so many trials and tests, but I'm sure it is soooo worth it!!

xo flor

Izi said...

Hi again, Chantelle,

Yeah, I'm glad you agree with that. Tarkette (or however you spell it - I'll have to check) is just .... disgusting!

How cute! What is the new baby bunny's name?

Izi :)

Izi said...

Hi Flor,

Wow, thanks for checking out my blog and commenting. An inspiration? Why .... thank you soo much! Through my blog I WANT to inspire people and help them - that's what 'MY POINTE OF VIEW' is here for!

Thanks again.

Izi :)

Heidi-Mari said...

Hi Izi
I’m sorry your exam didn’t went as well as you hoped! But when your don’t feeling to good, it’s more of a challenge. Please let us know when you get the result back.
I hope you feel better soon.
Hugs
Heidi-Mari

GuineaPiggyGirl said...

Hey Izi,

yeah, but tarkette is great once you get used to it! I remember i hadn't danced on it for ages, then i did for summer school or something, and i couldn't turn or anything like that! thankfully it wasn't an exam! : ) Please let us know how you went!

my bunny doesn't have a name yet.......but i'm gonna post some pictures on my blog!

~*Chantelle*~

Izi said...

Hello Heidi-Mari,

Yeah, I am really disappointed at how it went. I mean, I think I worked pretty hard. But .... given my situation .... I did the best I could.

Thanks a LOT for the encouragement. It ALWAYS makes such a difference to me!

I'll let everyone know when I get my results back. Thanks again.

Izi :)

Izi said...

Hey Chantelle,

I guess tarkette must be OK once you get used to it ... otherwise they wouldn't use it, hey??

I'm also glad that you think it's hard to work on if you haven't even worked on it before.

As I said to Heidi-Mari, I'll let you and everyone else know how I went when I get the results back (probably in a couple of months I think it'll be).

Your bunny sounds soo cute. Be sure to post some pics of him/her on your blog!

Izi :)

GuineaPiggyGirl said...

Hey Izi,

: )

alright, i'll be waiting! : )

i've put up a few pictures here:
www.homeschoolblogger.com/bonnetclub

~*Chantelle*~

Izi said...

Hi Chantelle,

ha ha. I hope they're not TOOOO bad. eeekkkk!!

Thanks for the link again. I'll sure be 'following.'

Izi :)

GuineaPiggyGirl said...

they'll be fine! : )


Love ~*Chantelle*~

Izi said...

he he he, thanks!!