“You have to have the courage to go with your gut. And the willingness to take the smaller job. Like life, in theatre, it doesn’t pay to have a big ego. No job should be too small for you. If I didn’t take the understudy position because I was too proud, or felt it was beneath me, then I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be standing here in front of you today. So say yes. Get coffee for people, run errands, make an impression as a hard worker, someone who is willing, and when the opportunity arises for you to show people what you got: show ‘em. Who knows what can happen?”—Sutton Foster (via theatrebaby)
I just found an excerpt I wrote at the beginning of the school year
Now it is the end of Freshman year omg!!!
I just entered my freshman year at college. Yes, I am fresh meat. I was delivered here, just a raw piece of meat. For the next four years of my life, I will be seasoned, and by the time I graduate, I will be the final product. I know that it is a strange analogy, but honestly, that is how I feel, as I am sure the other freshman are too. I am raw. I have come 8-9 hours (depending on the traffic) from my home, to start a new life. No friends. No family. None of the other comforts from my home.
This is what I wanted from college. A new life, a journey as an independent individual. I knew the consequences of my decision, but I knew this was what I wanted. As pumped as I was about this new life, I will admit I had my doubts. In high school, I was not popular. I was shy, socially awkward, and I had difficulty talking to people and making new friends. What if I when I’m away, i can’t make friends? What if my room mate doesn’t like me? What if I was stuck with the same stereotype that I am just some nerdy girl that just can’t seem to fit in with the rest of the hall?
It has been a week and I am doing fine. I’ve made a few friends in my hallway and we go play racquet ball, go to the gym, and take long walks around the campus. The people here are so friendly, although, of course there is the occasional asshole. I am really looking forward to the next few years here.