Theatre is great. It’s really really great. Every so often I forget about this and that’s usually when I become lazy and sad and not fun to be around. But when I remember everything I know and have learned about theatre, I immediately get to work. On something, anything. It’s an escape but also an outlet for all my energy and ideas. I think if I didn’t have this outlet my head would have exploded and all my ideas would just be yelling at me all the time. But I do have this. And it’s great. Sometimes. Cause then sometimes people don’t want to be friends with me, or make judgements about me based on my extracurricular activities. A lot of people I know (including some of my friends) think that the people who do theatre are toxic or bad. That makes me really sad because I really like people and I want to be friends with more of them. I feel like sometimes people rule me out before giving me a chance just based on what I am dedicated to and love. Theatre is incredible. I don’t know where I would be without it. But sometimes I feel like people can’t separate me from the misconceptions about theatre. I want to stand up for what I love, but I also want to be someone that people have no trouble connecting with. Someone that you could potentially have a normal conversation with. I don’t know what the balance is, but please let me know if you happen to find it.