WOW, what a DAY! :-D

Like a star… I spent Thursday morning at my old high school, where I had been invited back as “Guest of the month” on their very last day before the summer holiday. It was awesome! It was such an honor to be invited, and the amazing introduction Signe gave me on stage made me feel like a star. It went something like this:

“Ten years ago, a girl was a student at this school. And that girl was very brave. She moved away from home, to Vinstra, to study what she wanted to. This girl has continued to be brave, because now she has moved to England to study music at Paul McCartney’s Music school LIPA in Liverpool. Right now she is home for the summer, and we are very glad to have her as our guest of the month.”

And so on. I don’t remember exactly what she said, but I remember I was highly moved, and entertained.

20 Questions… First I was interviewed on stage by two students who had prepared 20 questions for me, and such good questions! They asked me stuff like what my best and worst memory from school was, why I started singing, what advice I could give them for the future, and it dawned on me… I am actually in a position to inspire these people…! Which is in fact the most inspirational thing in the world. So I tried my best, I tried to tell them what I needed to hear when I was their age and looked something like this:

Don't laugh...! ;-P

A bit of a Julie… I tried to tell them that it’s their life, and that it’s so freakin’ important to follow your dreams and do what YOU wanna do. Don’t listen to the people who tell you you can’t do it, cause they don’t know what they are talking about. Dare to say it out loud, what it is that you REALLY want to do with your life. It’s YOUR life, and only you can make yourself happy. It’s all about you. Not everyone is as lucky as I was – I had Julie to give me a kick in the ass. Not everyone has a Julie. So if I was a bit of a Julie to some of these guys on Thursday, if I got through and motivated one person to go for it and follow their dream, I am truly grateful. Finally taking the step onto that stage was what I answered that my best memory from school is. And the worst…? That one was harder. I have no real bad memories from school, so all I could think of was the day when I was “smart” enough to bring my Furby to an exam and it wouldn’t shut up… I was like “Fall alseep, damn it…!” 

Shut uuuuup...!!

Awesome, awesome people…! After the interview I performed two songs for them (Orion and The First Kiss Hello Since Goodbye), and they were, I think, the most awesome audience I’ve ever had. It was so nice to get some response on the things I said! It was all very relaxed and fun, and I wish I had more time with them. Awesome, awesome people! =)

Hihi...

I also really, really wish I had some pictures from the performance/interview, so if any of my new friends at the school who took pictures or filmed are reading this, (I saw you guys!)  please send me pictures and videos! =) audrey.wilsen@gmail.com. Until then, here’s me on my way home with the awesome flowers I got!

Lucky meeee!

Which now look like this:

Great things to come… I am actually seeing at least one of these awesome people again very soon – I got an e-mail from my first singing student a couple of days ago!:-D It is so exiting, and I’m thrilled that the Culture School is lending me a room to teach in for the summer. I went there today and got a full tour from Øyvind, and the place is incredible. Everything is brand new, and it looks GREAT! The café is so cute, and it looks like it will be the venue for my christmas/EP Release concert in December/January. Will you come…? 

The youth café

Thrilled & blessed, and completely overwhelmed… I am overwhelmed with all the support my home town has given me the last couple of years, both economically and otherwise. Completely overwhelmed. This is just amazing.=)

They’re giving me the huge dance hall, which is a bit funny considering I will (most likely) only be teaching one student at the time, look how big it is!

Huuuuuge!!!

Step into my office… I spent some time getting to know the piano in there today, and who knew – all I needed was a change of scenery, and the inspiration came flowing. Finally put a melody to a little bunch of lyrics I wrote a couple of weeks back. Yay! It was nice to have an office again – and by office, I of course mean this:

Piano+pad+pencil=Audrey's office

I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in my office this summer, and hopefully you will hear the result very soon. =)

Gotta go now, I need to get some sleep before getting up early for a High School Reunion planning meeting tomorrow morning. Should be fun!

Remember to “be-fan” me on Facebook, subscribe to my blog (top right corner of this page) and follow me on Twitter, and I will make sure to keep you up to date on what’s going on with me and my music. And keep commenting, I love hearing from you! =)

Take care & keep Shining! I love you!

xxx,

Audrey

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susanne
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 10:54:29

    Ok, jeg lo. Men det var bare fordi jeg hadde lignende topp i rosa og lilla!!! Yndlingsplagget mitt, trodde jeg var så fin..

    Reply

    • audreywilsen
      Jun 22, 2011 @ 20:00:40

      Haha, genialt! Denne er i “skinn”, med bare sånn knyting i ryggen. Jeg hadde svart skinnbukse på også, synes heldigvis ikke på bildet… Loooord, så mye rart vi gikk med…!! 😀

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  2. Mile
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 18:54:55

    Aw, det hørtes ut som en fantastisk dag og opptreden. Men du, jeg kjenner ikke igjen det bildet av skoleveien, hvor er det nøyaktig? Så bra du ble inspirert, gleder meg til å høre!

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    • audreywilsen
      Jun 22, 2011 @ 20:01:46

      Det var det og! =) Det er av bussholdeplassen, ikke så rart at du ikke kjenner den igjen som gikk til skolen! Men vi tok jo bussen derfra til Hønefoss flere ganger i uka vi da. Fniiis…

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  3. Helèn
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 18:56:53

    Liker bloggen din, Aud Jorun =)
    Men er det ikke junior high… high school er vel videregående… *klø seg i hodet*
    Kjenner jeg egentlig savner skolen litt =/ Syke følelsen…

    Klem fra Helèn =)

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    • audreywilsen
      Jun 22, 2011 @ 20:04:37

      Takk! =)
      Ikke i England. Der går du på obligatorisk “High School” fra du er 12/13 til du er 18. Men det heter egentlig ikke det, det heter secondary school. College blir vel mer videregående, university blir universitet og høyskole… Men det er jo et annet skolesystem, så det blir vanskelig å si at det er “det samme som” noe som helst! =) Vet ikke åssen det er i USA.
      Ja, det var en fin tid. Det var jo det. =)

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