Thinking back to my childhood, it makes me smile. I had a fantastic upbringing with two loving parents, a love-hate relationship with my little sister and loads of friends at school. According to my Mom, I always quite confident in my abilities at school and this photograph reminds me of this when I’m having a ‘self-doubting’ moment. This photograph dates back to late 1989 (I think!) and my school had put on the annual Christmas play and that year it was ‘The Nutcracker’.
From what I can remember and what I have been told, there were auditions for the main parts and little ‘ol me managed to bag the lead female role of Klara. For the life of me, I have absolutely no idea how I did it or what even possessed me to stand up in front of hundreds of people and sing, dance and act on stage but I did! It’s something I’d never ever do now. I guess when we’re older we become more self-conscious or even embarrassed about the slightest thing that might show us up or think we might let ourselves down by not being ‘perfect’ so this photograph reminds me that little EC used to be a confident, care-free little girl (who didn’t own a pair of hair straighteners) and also reminds me that even if I do make a mistake or show myself up, i’m only human!
I love memories like this..