Being a part of a new cast. A new company of so many successful and talented individuals, who day after day I have the opportunity to know and work with.
Meeting new people has always been something I enjoy, especially theatre people. Growing up I didn’t know many people who could “speak my language” (theatre lingo) so to be surrounded by people in the biz is so fun for me. I try to hide what a huge MT geek I am, but usually it shows and most people don’t care!
I feel like some first impressions of me are:
1) I sing all the time! I pretty much have a song for any word. It can get annoying so I’m told but I really can’t help myself so… get used to it!
2) My eyes are squinty, I have incredibly long legs (36 inch inseam) and if you’re a dancer you’ll notice my lovely feet (my 2nd best feature in my opinion.)
3) People always think I’m older than I actually am, though most of the time they aren’t too surprised when they find out I’m 19. Lately I’m told I look like I’m in my mid-late 20s. When I was 5 years old, upon someone asking my age I would respond, “I eight.”
For the last two and a half years though, something that usually comes up if you get to know me well is June 3rd. That day affects me greatly and when you’re getting to know me you ought to know how important it is to me. I’ve learned so much about myself, others, grief, happiness, and pretty much everything else there is in life. I’ve never lost a friend other than Makenzie. I never knew true sadness until then. About once a month these days, I have a sudden urge to see her face or hear her voice. Sometimes I wish I could remember those last moments with her. If I had only known they would be the last… And that right there has changed me as a person completely. I hate quarreling and contention ’cause you never know what’s going to happen in the next second. That doesn’t mean I live every moment in fear… It’s just that I try to make each opportunity and experience the best and happiest it can be. And that is part of me.