Several weeks ago I had something to say but as time and history have now proved things can change but if it was important enough to start it is always important enough to finish.
I’m going to leave the next bit below here completely unchanged although we all know one thing has most certainly changed;
I started writing this article several weeks ago knowing what each Archer was about to experience again over the course of the weekend, but once I started, I couldn’t bear to finish it.
Kynren will always remain close to my heart for many different and unbelievable reasons too.
Last weekend, although now it was several weeks ago, marked the return for the Archers back to the Kynren site as on-stage rehearsals geared up for another highly anticipated fourth season.
Throughout my time as an Archer these were rehearsal weekends that I really looked forward too and enjoyed.
It’s an opportunity to come together in each of your individual teams and be together in Kynren as one.
For those of you who follow this blog, you’ll already know I have once again taken the decision to leave the Kynren project.
It’s never an easy decision to walk away from something that fills you with passion and self-rewardment, but at this time it is the right decision for me.
What I do know is the Archers will have the time of their lives from now until the end of the summer.
Kynren is special, its unique and the magic that sits behind it that anyone who visits can feel but can’t explain is wrapped up by every single Archer that takes pride of place amongst their team mates each show night.
And that’s where my article ended, as I couldn’t do it any sort of justice to try and finish it, but it may have had something to do with I couldn’t bear to write it as I was no longer there and being involved.
5 weeks on and things have changed!
That is pretty much how far I got; I said many things within that small passage of words that may resonate with some if not many of the Archers.
Time can change many things too.
The original article didn’t even have a title; it was almost as if I didn’t even want to finish it as there was still some unfinished business on my part to come.
This blog, my experience, finding passions, exploring creativity, understanding people, learning new things, stepping out of comfort zones to giving it my all.
Things don’t just happen!
You have to want them.
You have to challenge yourself.
Push yourself, and keep pushing and testing yourself, until you prove yourself right, that what you are trying to achieve you really want it, it means that much to you.
Kynren is one thing, but writing is something completely different for me too.
Without this project, without being surrounded by so many talented, passionate and compassionate people who just want you to be the best you can be, all of this wouldn’t be whatever this actually is.
In the last 12 months generally, possibly even longer I have had a real love/hate relationship with writing, weighing more on the hate side of it, when it once developed into the love of a new passion.
What started as having a go suddenly developed into something more, a lot more…
An opportunity to write guest articles and freelancing work, from travel operators to event companies, music publications and businesses.
Kynren opens up a whole lot more doors than the ones you can physically see.
In my last post I said “What makes Kynren; Kynren?”
I also said that answer will be different for everyone involved.
Kynren for me is more than what you can see; it’s not all about the show!
Even though for every person that has visited and witnessed it, it is something truly wonderful and magical with so much happening on that 7,500 acre stage you will be spellbound for the whole duration.
For every Archer from the minute this project was an opportunity to become involved and join in the journey, whether you have been here from the start or have passed through the journey, we all know, we all take with us something special from the minute we enter the site we call home to the moment we leave.
It’s a unique opportunity that we have all grasped and ran with.
We have worked and been guided by some exceptional people who have worked on some huge projects across the world.
But I can honestly put my hand on my heart and scream out loud that every single person that has taken the time out to be a part of Kynren is exceptional, we all bring something.
Some are exceptional actors or dancers, some didn’t have any experience or some are rediscovering their once past talent, stepping up, challenging themselves or having a go.
That’s part of what Kynren is:
It’s about exploring opportunities and having a go.
Limitations are only that if we allow them to be such a thing.
I always thought in my own head, back to my school days that if I could have done something differently what would that be, surprisingly I thought, drama.
I thought at that age what if I had the confidence to explore possibilities, explore passions, what would have happened in my life if I had given it my all and wound up at a performing arts college.
What would have happened to my life?
Last year, I stepped out of my comfort zone and explored that exact possibility through joining the cast and realised quite literally that had I had the confidence I feel I have right now…
Well, Performing Arts College would have definitely not been for me, ha.
I can hold my hands up and say am I the best anything when it comes to being on that stage?
Absolutely not, you only have to ask my teammates how anxious I get, and that is not only by being on stage, the same happened when I was in the car parks of the first season too.
But when it’s game time, it’s time to go!
Put your nervous energy to one side and go and deliver to the best of your ability, trust your training, live through your experiences, and most of all remember to breathe and go and have fun.
That’s why we do what we do!
For me part of Kynren is about opportunities. Opportunities to become involved and opportunities to explore the person you are or want to become.
Kynren is also a 90-minute spectacular show, that quite simply if you don’t witness it from your own eyes and ears, from sitting in the 8,000 seater tribune and feeling that magic of being up close to the action, to letting it all transform all around you, it is something not only quite remarkable but you have to go to truly appreciate why so many people talk so highly about it.
Kynren is also always going to be about people, I’ve mentioned many times there is a magic about it, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, Kynren is special, so much so some won’t be able to put it into words and pictures will never do it justice.
For me the magic comes from the people you share the very best experiences with, not only are we trained by the best, but I learn alongside the best, I’m supported and encouraged by the best, and I am forever inspired by the very best people.
For the visitors they share it with the people who matter most in their lives, family, partners, friendships, it’s not where you are, it’s who you share each memory with.
I want to fall in love with Kynren all over again and I want to fall back in love with writing so I can help to describe what it is like to be in one of the best things I have ever done.
For us, the Archers, and hopefully for anyone reading this, you too, whether it’s this year or the next one or the one after that come and be part of something special, it’s a life changer without any question, a guaranteed summer filled full of fun.
There are 11 live shows this summer; we hope you will join us at one of them, so we can show you exactly what you may have already missed out on and share with you all our passion.
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