Everybody that has ever signed up for Kynren has a completely different story to tell, very much like it is for every visitor who has attended a show.
We are all associated to the same project but we see completely different things and take away from the experience something completely different.
For me, I started my Kynren journey to give back towards my town of Bishop Auckland.
I’m a firm believer that if you want anything to prosper, you must first put the hard work in first, and I’m proud that I have played my part in doing just that.
What transpired was a genuine love for the project, the opportunities to step right out of my comfort zone, from a step to an almighty leap at times too.
To test myself, to be shown within my character that I’m capable of far more than I ever gave myself credit for.
To find a passion, to be passionate, to find a confidence that can now never wane, knowing that we are all capable of anything we want and are willing to work hard for.
Kynren taught me to try.
And through trying and having a go I’ve changed my whole life in just 4 years.
Looking back I’m unrecognisable to the person I am today.
The passions I have developed and worked on to hone my skills and keep pushing my own boundaries have helped me to grow.
For that alongside many other different reasons I’ll always be truly grateful to a project that is like none other.
Kynren for many is an outdoor open-air theatre telling a story based on 2000 years of British history.
Many reviews have captured the attention of thousands of visitors drawing words of “incredible” “amazing” “wow”.
And I have to agree with them, because Kynren is all of them words and many more.
Seeing truly is believing.
But Kynren for me will always be so much more than just a show.
For me, it will be always about a project.
It will always be about the people.
Kynren has also brought me to writing, someone said to me earlier in the week they thought I had studied it, they thought I had been writing my whole life.
But no, only since March 2016 and since then I have achieved so much, not only with this Kynren blog, but through it, it has taken me onto so many different opportunities that I have reached out for.
So back to the title of today’s article;
‘This season will be my last…’
It will be.
In cast team 7 that is.
I’ve decided to revert back to my original plan.
4 years ago starting out in the Experience Team and writing this blog, I wanted to go from team to team each season and write about my experiences on what it was like.
I wanted to see Kynren from a completely different perspective each season and while doing so completely see and understand how Kynren is put together and the roles each person undertakes to make Kynren a truly world class attraction.
This season, I decided I needed some stability and stayed in the cast in team 7, despite an uncertain start, having yo-yo’d myself into this season.
In, out, and then back in again.
I truly can’t thank my teammates enough, this year, last year and the Experience team before them.
Through their support I have developed, and in doing so learnt so much about myself.
But after 4 more shows this summer, it’s time for a change.
I have an idea of where I’m likely to apply for next summer, but lots of time to think about it too.
Kynren for me has been a game changer, without it I wouldn’t have the life I lead now.
Each and every opportunity I’m involved with now has stemmed from this project.
I found out who I was and who I’m meant to be, and that’s why I’ll always keep coming back for more.
There are only 4 more shows left this summer, if you are looking to see something truly memorable, Kynren is definitely for you.