Juilliard Audition Results + Christmas Week {#LIPlinkup #14}

What is “Life In Pictures”?

Take as many pictures as you want throughout the week or day to recount the things you did avoiding as much text as possible. Your job is to guess what happened! For more info, click here.

Here we go!

Remember that last Juilliard Audition I mention and some of you were dying to know what happened?


Juilliard email

My heart was pounding so fast when I opened this email because I thught it was the moment of truth. Looks like not just yet!

Update 2(night of tears) came a few days later. To sum it up, I cried, went for a run and felt better, emailed my guidance counsellor, and eventually got things sorted out. My friend ended up helping me film super duper last minute and I sent the videos to Juilliard in haste, knowing that it could’ve been better but with the time I had, it couldn’t have been better, I did the best I did under those circumstances.

The results came in.

If you’ve been following my adventures on Tumblr, you’ve already heard the news…

I didn’t make it into Juilliard this year. But that’s okay. I’m perfectly content knowing that I tried to put myself out there and get into the school. Before applying, I knew that the chances of getting in were close to none because they only really accept 8 students a year into their drama program, but this doesn’t mean I’m a bad actress if I don’t get in. It just means it wasn’t the right place at the right time. Juiliard may be a prestigious school, but it doesn’t mark the end of my dreams. There are other opportunities out there waiting for me—this could bring new advantages, like not moving so far, and studying at CSNN in Canada to become a holistic nutritionist, and no rigorous rehearsal program which allows me to expand my self-being like YouTube, training, and making new social connections.

I’ll audition again sometime. I’ll move to the states sometime. I’ll be on screen one day. I’ll star in a broadway music one day.

It’s not the end of the world. It’s just the beginning. No matter how I’ll get there, I’ll get there in the end. I will succeed, and it doesn’t have to be through Juilliard.

It broke my heart for a second–just a second, but I got over it. Alrighty, onto the Life In Pictures portion of this post. Featuring….*drumroll please*….my Christmas week! With all its eats! I’ll just drop-bomb you with a bunch of photos and see if you can put the pieces together yourself.

Watching Mixology with a friend. 🙂 you know, the tv series?

A video posted by Linda (@thefitty) on



And of course, what’s a week without food?

Church party Christmas cake!

A photo posted by Linda (@thefitty) on



heather's spread

Feta…sundried tomatoes…olive oil….

Heather's dinner

Heather’s dinner

A&W Poutine

Poutine! Costco’s is better though, because larger cheese chunks. 🙂

grondhog ornament

christmas tree ornament

Or if you can’t guess, then you can cheat and just watch this video.  

  a linkup with Jenn, Amanda, Becky, Heather, and Katie.

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  • Ahoy! Sorry to hear about Julliard, but it just creates opportunities for different realities when crazy stuff happens – it’s always great to put yourself out there and have confidence!

    Congrats on the camera! Getting shiny like that is always amazing and a game-changer for how you interact with the world. I scoffed when the salesman told me about the cameras with video capability, saying I’d never use it, but I’m eating my words now :p

    Also, your xmas cake is awesome!

  • Heather @ Housewife Glamour

    You have a great attitude. I definitely remember not getting gigs or performances I auditioned for. It’s hard, but then it gets better and you learn from the experience. I hope you have a great weekend, Linda!

    • Thank you Heather! May I ask why you quit the industry?

      • Heather @ Housewife Glamour

        I wanted to move forward and onto a career outside of dancing. The extra time allowed me to get my CPT and I’m now looking forward to working as a personal trainer!

  • Angela @ HonestlyAngela

    Good for you for having such a good attitude about not getting accepted. I could tell you that it opens up so many other opportunities for you, or that it wasn’t the right timing, but it sounds like you already know that ☺

    • Thanks, Angela. You’re always so supportive 🙂 Perhaps it wasn’t the right timing, and that’s okay because whatever’s meant to be will be.

  • I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t get in, but props to you for your positive outlook, and I absolutely agree! Sometimes it’s just really not the right time. I bet awesome opportunities are in store for you this year! Just keep on truckin’! <3

    Hooray for your shiny new camera! I may or may not have squealed when I first saw it on instagram. 😮

  • Sorry you didn’t get in. Thanks for following my blog, and I love yours and am glad to have found you! Love you banner too; you have better ‘luck’ with the font not looking blurry than I do. 😉 Anyhow, looking forward to getting to know you this year! 🙂

    • I didn’t think you would’ve noticed, Gwen! I read your philosophy and agree 100% with you. I think there needs to be more people with your approach because everyone else thinks it’s too strict but in reality it’s only for the better benefit.

  • Sorry to hear about Julliard. I think everything happens for a reason and great things will come your way!

  • I’m sorry to hear you didn’t get into Julliard. With your talents and positive outlook, wonderful things will happen. Love the new camera!

  • curleedst

    LIfe is all about chances. Nothing ventured nothing gained and you will be better for it. Everything in its season and I love your attitude. #wowlinkup

  • Sorry to hear about Julliard and congrats on the camera. It is going to take your blog pictures and YouTube videos to the next level. #wowlinkup

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