To Be Clear

My name is Michelle, I love God, my family, my friends and Musical Theatre. I enjoy Doctor Who and Vegan Baking.

I'm going into my 3rd year on the BA Musical Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This blog will document my journey amongst other things.

P.s. I wrote a short story and you can buy it at the link below: http://www.amazon.com/Heavens-hallway-Michelle-C-Hopewell/dp/1449564968

E. info@michellehopewell.com / www.michellehopewell.com www.twitter.com/captainmiguel

So here’s a little bit of something I’m working on. 

I think we’re past the casual set up/casual look bit. Plus, I’m sick. Love me for who I am. 

Give it a listen, let me know what you think, feel free to share etc, etc, etc.

……..Preach though. 

I’m sick so instead of resting, obviously, this is the best time to write my September “To Do” list. One of the things to tick off was create a menu for this 2014/15 session. Here it is done and dusted. The other highlight of my day was finding out I can order the super obscure lightbulbs, for the living room in my flat, from Amazon…. #okayImold #Imakemenusnow #thishappens #whenImsick #overlyefficient #September #mustIreturntoUni

#FlashbackFriday 

That time we devised a musical!

Malorie Blackman is an incredible writer and an intelligent woman, making history being Children’s Laureate. Its infuriating that she can’t make a valid point without being misquoted. Despite the fact that she was misquoted, the fact remains that she is correct. There is an incredible lack of diversity when its comes to childrens and young adults fiction. Heck, even in adult fiction. Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses changed my life when I was 13 years old. Before then what piece of literature had I read that I could identify with or I felt represented me? Before then I would pick up a book and automatically know that the protagonist wouldn’t be an ethnic minority. Its not surprising that she would receive abuse over an issue that many feel uncomfortable talking about!

I have good days.

I have bad days.

I over think.

I’m basically a crazy person, but everyone’s a bit crazy.

I’m saved by God’s grace. So I’m okay with not being perfect.

Its okay to love myself even if I haven’t got it figured out.

Sometimes 11:20pm pancakes is a thing one must do. #vegan #pancakes #latenight #veganfood #nom

Queen of the Blues though. 

This is heartbreaking and a perfect example of the fact that we should always encourage and pray for the people who encourage and pray for us. Give as much love as you receive.

I thank God for taking me through my good days and my bad days. Its scary to think that I would be perceived as this solid as a rock, carefree, black girl that doesn’t struggle and have doubts and stumble. God alone knows my pains and my joy…but what can we do for each other? How can we lift each other up and create a community where we can be open about how we feel? Good or bad!

Like I said ya’ll, I wrote a new song!

Give it a listen. Let me know what you think! Give it a share too!