6 months ago, I stumbled across an advertisement inviting women to apply to spend 6 weeks living in a convent, exploring their life paths and to consider issues of faith and spirituality, whilst being filmed. Instinctively, I sent off my application, although I didn't (and still don't) understand quite why! It was a bit of a shock to find I had been shortlisted, but I kept going and followed my instinct, undergoing a series of interviews over the next few months. In December, I got news that I was one of the 4 women selected to enter the convent. What a way to start a new year! With only 7 days left, the reality of this journey is hitting home...keep tuned! The final programme, The Convent, will be screened by BBC2 early summer 2006, as a follow up to their previous programme, The Monastery.