When I first heard about Wicked, I was 14 years old and clueless about the world of musical theatre. It wasn't until the next year when I saw this show live that I had completely been changed for good. As I saw the show just mere months after deciding that I wanted to pursue performance after my O levels, Wicked truly did a number on me. I remember sitting there at the end of act 1 where Elphaba is up in the air belting about how no one is going to stand in her way of chasing her dreams just awestruck during the intermission. I even took my phone out and made a note about how there was truly a difference watching Defying Gravity on a screen and live.
I have been cheering for five years now. I can not remember the times when I was not a cheerleader, it is hard to imagine myself doing anything other than cheer or simply not cheering at all. I fell in love with the sport and within time, my passion towards it grew even more. Cheerleading consumed my life, it was my only focus. I was fortunate enough to grow up with coaches that pushed me to reach limits I did not even know I had, as well as teammates whom I shared the same passion towards the sport with.
Not getting involved with any after school activities and not enjoying my once in a lifetime school experience. I wish I could have done more stuff in my early years or at least join anaheim achieves.When I joined theatre , the best decision of my life, that's when I started to do all the after school activities and with doing all that leaded me to fall in love with theatre. All my hard work had paid off when I was accepted to advance theatre and that class we were involved with everything. with everything at school . It such a magical thing to work on stuff and rehearsal just to perform in front of a audience seeing them smiling and clapping because they enjoyed the show.
The fascination I felt as I scanned Max’s gaming cabinet for the first time has never been paralleled in my life. The Shelves were lined with games: some that my parents refused to buy, others I had been forbidden to play at home, and quite a few that I had never seen before. Each game was a completely new experience for me, and Max was happy to share his collection. Initially in Milkman’s relationship with Hagar it was the “firsts” of his experiences that captivated him. When Milkman first catches sight of Hagar “, He had already fallen in love with her behind” (43).
I kept ignoring any conversation with my friends that related to the dance squad team because I did not want to admit to the insecurities that were running through my mind – I pretended that I didn’t want to be on the dance squad, but deep down inside it is all I thought about. It is all I wanted, and that is what I did. Suddenly, I gathered enough confidence (with a lot of encouragement from my friend Ashley) and told myself I will just try out for the dance squad team. By then, a week had already passed, and the girls who signed up had already learned the choreography. I felt as if I would be too behind, and that I wouldn’t be capable of learning the choreography on time.
Chapter 1: Plays and Culture When I went to Chesterfield Montessori School I always acted in plays. I never wanted to be the lead role or be an actual character, I wanted to be the narrator because it had the most lines and I got to portray a certain feeling or emotion. Here is my first play story. I was in the 2nd grade when I was in my very first play, it was Snow white, at first I wanted to be the princess, but I looked at the lines and I quickly realized that I want a role with lots of lines, I do talk a lot. The role with the most lines was the narrator so I looked at the narrator roles, there were three.
I live with a family that never soughed to gain any other knowledge rather than whoever got to them first. In some cases, my family members never had a college graduate until my mother got her degree even in her late 40s. I used to be the person that was in the cave and just followed everyone’s lead until I discovered new music that no one ever heard when I was the age of 15. I was more expressive and thought differently than my peers because of my fascination with fantasy movies, horror movies that my mother allowed me to watch, and my wild imagination due to the video games I played. At a young age I was more fluent in fiction than most of my other classmates and I was able to have adult conversations with my uncles before any of my cousins did.
Art was such a normal day to day thing that it didn't even feel like I had any talent as an artist and I never even considered pursuing a career in the fine arts as a school student. For most of my school life I was heavily involved in sports and I have always been a physical person. It was in my 11th grade as a student of science in St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai, where I learnt that I am no good in academia as I failed my exams and got kicked out of college. Although my parents were upset, they told me that this was an opportunity to figure out what I wanted to study and maybe I should do something less formally academic. I gave my 12th board exams externally and got into a design school which had a slightly different education system than the rest of the design schools in the country at that time.
For me growing up in Hillside, New Jersey my young mind did not have any knowledge of the bad in the world or at least my parents made sure I did not experience it. My parents did have hard times but young me of course did not know. I did karate, took swimming lessons, and even partaken in girl scouts. They did everything they could to help me enjoy my childhood even if it was a simple trip to the park, toys r us, or Chuck E Cheese. The little things really mattered the most.
I developed my own style of writing that I’ve learned to possess and I hope my ideas expand over time. I don’t recall where I got this inspiration to write because no one in my family likes writing. Actually, if I’m being honest, my family sucks at writing. I was never placed in any special writing classes, but only the standard classes for school. I joined Intermediate composition to excel in my writing for my future.