theater is probably the best thing about high school for me. for many others, it may be a sport, band, debate, gymnastics, or something else. of course, many people don’t share the same degree of fervor i have for video games, so i pursue my acting hobbies inside school. whatever it is, i hope your passion makes you feel more human.
there’s something about being close with the theater department which is cool. it’s cool when your director calls you out of your dreadful last class of the day just so you can get out early and breathe. it’s funny to see faculty members chill with the drama kids, hearing funny stories, hearing them say words that would otherwise be “forbidden” in a school setting. it’s nice to have a sense of belonging in a group that seemed so weird at first. it’s nice to feel the rush when the curtains open and the lights blind you, only allowing your imagination to paint the scenery around you as you hold plastic swords and wear costumes.
there’s something about acting. the fact that it taps into your inner emotions not only with yourself, but with those around you. i’m pretty sure almost everyone has had the childhood excitement of acting like a super hero or someone you liked. reviving that familiar feeling really strikes a beautiful chord with me. basically, i feel like i have a firm grip on who i am and what i enjoy.
whether you like sports, band, debate, gymnastics, or something else, hold onto it because it helps you feel like you’re someone special because of your unconditional enthusiasm for something. honestly, everyone is special, and people need to relish that.