Mastering the Rubik’s cube

By India Rose

I graduated my dance degree with a first, and then took a leap into an industry that was collapsing.

Maddy Kirk decided that lockdown was the best time to learn a new skill.

Our final year performance was coming, we had all been working towards this moment since first year, and just like that, it was yanked from beneath us.

We had no choice but to resort to online, and the missed opportunity of a live performance had hurt.

I was lucky enough to have been furloughed from my bar job, and grateful that I was able to stay in Leeds, pay my rent and even save up a little.

I’ve been trying to make light of the situation that I am in, as I know that we are all in the same boat.

I began volunteering for a homeless charity in my spare time, and even mastered the Rubik’s cube.

It’s a great party trick, I can complete it in just two minuets now, it’s entertaining, although back when it took me longer, people would often be snoozing by the end.

It’s very therapeutic and it was great to have that feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make the most difference.