March 12, 2013


A few short weeks ago I was mourning the end of my potential flute performance career.

Okay, that's a bit dramatic, but feelings are real!!

I honestly felt as though my lack of acceptance into performance programs in the US meant that I would at the ripe age of mid-20 be moving back into my (wonderful) parents' house to teach as many little band nerds as I could cram into my schedule....all to try to make money so I could find somewhere to move and something to do?

Do I follow the boyfriend to DC?
Do I stay in Waco to take lessons with FA and to teach my students?
Do I move to Houston (parentals location) and start a flute studio?
Do I up and move to NYC with a girlfriend to try my hand at being a starving musician?

Yeah, it sounds a whole lot of "what am I doing with my life?!?"

This is not a photo I have taken, but a daydreaming "googled" photo of Sussex...
Although I plan to take many photos like this in the near future!!

And then out of nowhere, England happened. 

I was convinced to apply for a prestigious program in England to study with the legendary Trevor Wye. Much to my (extremely pleasant) surprise, I was accepted! 
And in a huge whirlwind, I have decided to accept and move to England in the fall!!

Isn't the Lord funny? 

"Hey God, I don't know WHAT you have planned for me but we better figure it out fast cause I'm starting to get anxious!!"

"Ok silly girl, why don't you just move to England."


So that's what I'm doing! 

These are just a few of the things I been daydreaming about.

I know for a fact that living in England will not be all tourism and fun photo ops.....

So until then-

Helene in Between


  1. This sounds like a lot of fun! It sounds like all of your options involved one thing though, that's good! :)
    P.S. Your blog title always makes me smile! :)


  2. What an amazing story! So glad that you got accepted and can't wait to here more about it!


  3. Hi, Paige! I'm stopping by from Just Because. I'm in Texas also! I've always wanted to see England, so needless to say I'm VERY jealous of you! What an amazing opportunity. :)

  4. What an amazing opportunity! I love that first photo, even if you didn`t take it- beautiful. It looks so peaceful.

    My travel tuesday post: Some Snapshots Blog

  5. Hi Paige!

    I'm a new follower from Travel Tuesdays! Congratulations! I made much the same decision that you did two years ago now. I was living in Georgia and I accepted a place at an MA program in Drama in England. And now I'm still here! If you have any questions about applying for the student visa (it's an effing nightmare) or just want to stop by and say hi, please do! xx

    Amanda @

  6. You will actually love it here!! I come from Sussex and it's breathtakingly beautiful (okay, I'm a little biased!). Plus it's an hour away from London and you can take all the photos you want of red buses and Buckingham Palace :P

  7. Never been to England but it looks gorgeous from your pics! Thanks for linking up!

  8. This is freakin amazing! Congratulations on your new awesome adventure.

  9. Wow! What a truly amazing story. Things sometimes happen for a reason! That is incredible!! Thanks so much for linking up!

  10. I'm so excited for you, Paige!! Will your bf be able to come visit?

  11. Ah what a dream,y ou are just going to love it!!

  12. Hi!!

    Just came across your blog and love it! That's so exciting your moving to England! I'm sure it will be beautiful- I studied in Ireland and loved it! Would love to be blogger friends! I'm over at



  13. Just discovered your blog! Sounds like a real adventure! I left england more than 15 years ago to 'migrate' down south. France and now Morocco ^^
    Take care

    What an incredible opportunity. I'm going overseas for the first time in May, and I'll be in Scotland. But I get a full weekend off, and one weekend will be spent in London. I've always wanted to live in England, and I'm so excited to visit. That just sounds so cool and I'm sure that you'll love it! Especially since it was a wide open door basically saying "CHOOSE ME!" God works in very blatant ways sometimes, and I hope that it all works out wonderfully for you. (:

  15. Oh my gosh! That is beyond exciting! Congratulations!