I moved to Exmoor after graduation. Lilly used to live in this building too but she bought herself a little house in Allerdale right after graduation. Can you believe it, a 22-year-old with their own house! Not that I blame her. It's close to her workplace and to be honest, this part of the neighbourhood is not very nice or safe. I don't mind so much though. It's not like I'm planning to stay here forever either. I'm just trying to save up money so that I can't get my own studio some day. The apartment is really tiny and there's not much entertainment apart from reading books.
I released my debut album last year and I've been touring a lot. It's actually pretty exhausting to be on the road confined on a bus - I'm not big enough to fly to places - and eventually all hotel rooms start to look the same. It can also get a bit lonely. Obviously I have the band but after a while on the road you get kind of sick spending every moment of your day with the same people. Usually by the time I get to the hotel I just lounge around in my pajamas and call home.
Skye has a real job now because grandma gave her a job in her lab. She mainly cleans up the place and assists grandma's assistant researcher and I'm insanely jealous. I'm the only of us kids who's interested in science so I should be the one working there. Skye having a job also means that more of the household chores fall on to me and Kyra. It's not too bad, just cleaning the house once a week and cooking a meal here and there. The only thing I just barely manage is mac & cheese but no-one's complained so far.
Teachers and students of Wellington High School are thrilled about the new school building. It took the construction company twice the time they initially thought but the building is finally finished and school is in session. There's so much more space than in the old school and the class rooms are better equipped as well. Skye and Todd are just thrilled that they get to sit next to each other. Not that Mrs. Lind allows them to interact much during the class.
I was kind of surprised how much theory we have to study in addition to the grueling dance rehearsals every day. I try to stay on top of everything but I have to admit I'm exhausted most nights. It feels like all my dorm mates are out partying every night while I go to bed at 8 p.m. I live with a bunch of strangers since I was assigned to a different dorm than Frieda, Emily and Aaron.
I lost my dad just a few months ago. The hurt is still so raw that sometimes it feels like I can't breathe. Like I'm moving through a fog and I can't see anything. I don't know what I'd do without Aaron and Emily. They can understand what I'm going through so they know when to leave me alone or when to smother me with love. We're quite an unusual bunch of teenagers because we've all had so much grief in our lives.
Dixie's pregnancy has advanced to third trimester. Liana can't wait for the baby to arrive. She's hoping for a little brother since she already has a little sister. She's a bit disappointed when her mom explains to her that they can't really choose whether it's a boy or a girl.
Liana still wants to know everything about babies and where they come from. Dixie tries to distract her by reading her a book but the questions are neverending. Finally Dixie tells Liana to ask her dad because she's running out of things to say.
Just a little birthday update. The baby is due in June 2027 so Dixie and Tom still have a lot of time to answer all of Liana's questions, LOL.