the room is instantly made brighter when YOU walk into it. i have never met a single person who is more up for it (all of it and any of it) than this tiny little ballerina. i don’t know what i did to deserve you’re wisdom, friendship, perspective... your spark... but i thank my lucky stars every damn day for everything that you are. Happy 30th birthday to my remarkable, irreplaceable CAriba. i love you more than you know.
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Sorry i’m late guys, hasn’t been easy finding the words.
To everyone who loved this show with the heavy heart that I’m carrying right now….
To everyone who told us daily what these characters meant to you.
To all the passengers who got on board this train and rode with us from the very beginning to the very end.
You’re the reason, guys. You’re the reason we got to fall so deeply, year after year.
You’re the reason this won’t be just a story once told.
You are the reason we got to do the thing we love more than anything else… 4 years in a row.
My heart is in a hundred pieces, but its smiling. Smiling at each and every one of you, smiling at the once in a life time lessons I have learnt, both personally and professionally. Smiling at the cast and crew who took me under their wings, who protected me, who cared for me, who created and nurtured an environment that gave me the confidence to bring Eleanor to life.
And to the main guy, to my best friend. the guy that got paired with me. The guy who erased my fear. The guy who carried me through thick and thin (literally and also physically a lot of times) , the guy who made me laugh every single day even when I really didn’t feel like laughing. I couldn’t have done any of this without you. . This guy tom, he is my mentor.
I came into this thing as a 24 year old timid (but loud and sometimes annoyingly eager) girl who had dreamed of this opportunity for her entire life… and let me tell you, the real thing entirely eclipsed the dream.
The dream was like a rehearsal for the real thing.
Let that be the message that stays with you.
The silver lining to a story left unfinished is that now the ending is up to you. It’s yours entirely, it can be whatever you dream it to be and no one, my friends, can ever take that away from you :) dream it up, I know how it ends in my mind. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you to every single person who made the Royals possible.
I think its safe to say this has been the most remarkable journey I’ve been on yet.
With bountiful gratitude and love.
today is the day!!!!! the international celebration of tim day. 25 or so years ago this striking man was born and then about ten years later i met him in a strange environment and pretty much just copied everything he did from that day on because he’s my freakin hero. i have no idea what i did to deserve you tom but i count my lucky chickens every single day. i love you to the moon 🌚 xxxxxx HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU RARE EXOTIC BIRD. ❤️