Before I found theatre,
I was depressed,
I began with acting.
I dived in headfirst.
I had finally found a place where I belonged.
Shortly after I began listening.
I discovered the beauty of the lyrics
And the allure of the story arc.
My life was on the stage.
I lived under the lights,
I could only breathe when I was someone else.
As I delved futher into the theatre world
I noticed changes in my life offstage.
I was making more friends,
I was trying harder in school,
I was making an effort.
Theatre gave me motivation,
something I had been distinctly lacking.
As much as I loved the stage,
At the end of my sophomore year
I discovered an even greater passion.
My passion is writing.
Even though I love portraying someone else´s story,
I realized, the story I needed to tell my own.
During my sophomore year,
I got my first opportunity
to write and stage my work.
I wrote from the heart.
I wrote to share a measure of myself.
I wrote to make people feel.
I was overhwelmed by this experience.
I could not contain my love.
My love for telling a story through my art.
I had found a treasure trove of hope.
A hope for my future,
A hope I had never felt before.
I found the perfect college.
A place where I can study what I love.
Theater has completly altered my life.
Theater has given me true friends I will hold in my heart forever.
It has given me a goal to reach and the motivation to work for it.
It has given me a new life.
I will never be able to thank
all the wonderful writers,
whose words have metamorphasized my life.
I will try to repay them
With my own words.
I will try to make something,
that can influence someone else,
like all these words have influenced me.