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Catherine Clark
9/19 Discussion
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:33pm
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I found it very difficult to choose a topic for my personal narrative. I originally was planning on writing about the mission trip my church took to Belize a few years ago. It was very eye opening and life changing. But I feel like everyone writes about mission trips when it comes to essays and papers about life changing events. Another topic I considered was the relationship I have developed with my best friend, Philippa. But I was not really sure what direction that could go in. So I finally decided to write about theatre, even though I really hate it sometimes. I chose theatre because it has honestly changed my life in so many ways. Being so involved with it in high school made me realize that theatre is not what I want to do as a profession. At one point, I thought that it may really be what I would want to do for a living, but now, I know that Iíd much rather just do it for fun. Also, the relationships I have developed have been such a blessing. I have grown to love and appreciate all of them. Holly is basically my therapist, Kaylan is my sister, Eli is my best friend, and Connor is my best critic. They all have helped me so much with life in general. Along with the relationships, I have developed more confidence, and I have also been given so many rewarding opportunities that I think will benefit me in the future. I think that the details I included in my narrative about the friendships and the competitions and the specific shows and even the specific scene from Masquerade that I performed with Eli have really supported my thesis and proven my point in how much theatre has impacted my life, for the better and the worse. I chose this topic not because it was something that I enjoyed all the time or because I love it so muchÖ I chose it because I felt like it impacted my life more than any other fun, exciting, or enjoyable event I have ever experienced. The experiences Iíve had involving theatre are experiences that I will take with me and remember as I figure out my life in college and after college and even as I grow old.

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