I’ve been a busy bee.

Hello there!

It’s Erin.

I haven’t updated in a while, sorry about that. At first, I didn’t know what to write after the events of last weekend, which then turned into a bit of writers block. I was really upset, but didn’t know how to get my point across. But by the time I’d gotten brave enough to maybe write something, it was too long after to actually post. Thus begun the endless cycle of ‘I don’t know what to write’. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been working and mocks week is coming up. But what can you do? I thought maybe I’d just tell you what I’ve been up to, because I think it might help. I’ve been working a lot on the weekends, so I thought I’d tell you about my job.

I’m a princess.

No, sadly, I’m not the heir to a real throne, (wouldn’t that be great, though?) I’m a children’s entertainer. I dress as a character, chosen by the host and I show up at Birthday parties and events, and I also work with another company to do home visits, which I think are my personal favourite. It’s nice to actually individually meet the children, rather than see a mass of eyes looking up at you. I stay in character the whole time, and talk to the kids, sing, and take photos. Work has been crazy at the moment. There’s always events around June – July and also November – December. You get the summer rush and then the Christmas rush. between these months, you get the occasional booking, but I’m busy every weekend for the next few weeks, bar next weekend. I adore my job, I get to act, and sing, it’s everything I wanted. My favourite part is the kids though. The majority of them believe in it so wholeheartedly and it’s so sweet. I always try to keep the magic intact, by staying in character, and you can tell how excited they are. I often end up with a second shadow, and sometimes a third and fourth. It’s really interesting the range of personalities you meet, as well. There’s the kids who will throw themselves at you, dancing and jumping. But there’s also the ones that watch you from afar, until they pluck up the courage to come and chat, or I go over to them. It’s so adorable the way their faces just light up. I also really like that it’s my own business. I can upgrade costumes and wigs and makeup. I can choose what character I’d like to add next. I’m thinking a certain space princess or maybe a Kryptonian.  And it’s a really good conversation starter. Which is a massive help when you are extremely socially awkward like myself. So anyway, now you know why I’ve been away so much. But I love it.

Again, I’m so sorry about not updating more here and on the twitter (@geeksandhugs. Shameless plug). But hopefully that will improve in a few weeks time. Do you guys have a weekend job? Or a full-time job? If so, do you like it, and if not, what would be your dream job? Please tell me in the comments down below. Personally, I’d really like to be an actress. As always, I love chatting to you in the comments, please feel free to ramble at me on twitter as well.

Till next time!

Erin xxx

Tink
This is my foot and the skirt of my Tink costume. It’s very sparkly. 

 

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