When I enlisted into the Navy, . Day one of performing arts
I remember wondering if I was . school, I had never been more
making the right decision. After . nervous in my life but something
disobeying my mothers wishes and . in my gut told me that it was
and signing my life away for the . the right thing to do. It wasn't
next four years, I kept finding . until my teacher asked the class
myself regretting my stupid . to give our background stories,
decision and wishing I had taken . that I had realized I had been
a different path in life. . taking steps to make my dream a
Both terrifying and exhilarating . reality all along.
at times very challenging, and . My first semester, I struggled
sometimes just usual routine, . with so badly wanting to do
those four years were filled with . the right thing that I wasn't
experiences that I would never . allowing myself to push the
give back. After being honorably . limits and try what may not work.
discharged and getting accepted . David Robinette, a teacher
into performing arts school, the . I had at the time, who has
regrets were gone. . had one the biggest impacts in my
The sun set along the horizon . self exploration, pushed me to
of the water as I drove up the . those limits and taught me not to
pacific coast highway from San . be"safe" in my actions. To allow
Diego to Los Angeles. My mind . myself to trust my instincts, that
raced with mixed emotions of . there is no right and wrong if you
excitement for the journey to . are being truthful in the moment.
come, doubt that it was the right . And that sometimes you have to
thing to do, and the bitter sweet . try out the wrong to figure out
feeling of all I had taken from . the right way.
my time in the military. .
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