My first day rehearsing with Monique was tough because I felt like I didn’t have any clue of what I was doing. I started to feel discouraged because I feel like I was doing everything wrong. Going home that night made my think really hard about the fact of me staying in this organization. I finally came to my senses and realized that I just needed to tap into the character of Melanie and play her part they way I would have been if Melanie’s life was my reality. In the next practice, I was able to pull myself together and I felt more confident in myself to do better, and I achieved my goal of trying something new (acting) and now I’m falling in love with it!