They were very organized & set up quick, I was wired up immedietly and waiting to sit in what they called “the hot seat” surrounded by cameras people and a microphone over my head, ahhhhhh!! now I was reallllllyy wishing someone would be me out of there. Trying to keep my composure, act natural and be myself, I hear “Frame, Camera, ACTION!!!!!!” really…. they actually say that?….
It began with say and spell your name……..A few questions started and I felt as though my heart was racing and my body was thinking I was on vacation in the hottest heat possible, (realxxxxx Ashley relax…) in my mind I kept thinking the faster you answer the questions and don’t make a mistake the faster its Tijens turn 😉 but make sure to act un afraid and natural all at the same time. My confidence started to build… and finally I was done!! I DID IT!!! who would have known… now its Tijens turn to step into the “hot seat”. teehehe..
The producer came up to me and said “okay now we need you to change into something more homey and remove all your makeup”……..WHAaaaaatt. I think he noticed on my face that I wasn’t to thrilled about removing my makeup and changing into “grub clothes”, he looked at me and said “is that okay?”… I agreed obviously, and it makes sense because in all honesty I dont wear dresses, nylons a full application of makeup and swarovski earings everyday!. I went into the bedroom and thought okay I need to find a still somewhat of attractive “homey” outfit and as far as removing all of my makeup maybe if I lose the eyeliner I’ll still look decent and homey all at the same time. I was being sneaky!!…. & I succeeded!! woo… Tights and a longer black tank top with cute socks, I should dress like this more often I look awfully cute.
Now it was time for us to go outdoors……brrRRRrRr… they wanted to see Tijen and I walking or in my case rolling along side the water, I could see neighbours peaking out of there windows loll!! probably wondering what we were doing and why was an entire camera crew following us, cant balme them really!. Now it was time to go inside and prepare tea, this was super funny, while drinking tea we were told to have a conversation “pretend me arent here”, ahah I soon realized that I am far from an actress, our conversation was “how….was..your day today”,, and me laughing! I would be better in a scilent film !!
Treatment time =) best part ever! finally I could relax…..or fake relax for the cameras. Acupuncture, cupping and a heat wrap…….although that was quite interesting, me in my two peice bathing suit with an entire camera crew surrounding me. Times when you wish you had a one peice!.
I did it though and I can officially say I concoured one fear =)
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”