I am one degree hotter!
Guess who just graduated from the University of freaking Texas? What a rollercoaster it has been. It's such a cliche, but it seriously went by fast. Four years ago, I decided to go to UTSA for a year as a "CAP" student. In order to transfer to UT at a sophomore, I had to take a bunch of core classes and get a certain GPA. It was honestly a very rough transition from high school. I remember asking my parents if I could drop out to pursue acting. I was studying for HOURS each day. Luckily, I stuck it out and got into UT, my dream school. In my first two weeks at UT, I auditioned and got a role in an awesome student-directed play and decided to apply to the College of Fine Arts to be a Theatre Major. I was in more plays and got permission to take some Theatre History courses. Towards the end of Sophomore year, I got a call that my application had been accepted! Once I was in the Theatre department, I could finally take the acting classes that I had been waiting for. I took Acting 1,2,3, Comedy Acting, Shakespeare Acting, Acting for the Camera, Acting for Directors, Dialects for the Stage, Voice Over, and Audition Techniques. I also started taking acting classes outside of UT. Junior year was a year of more acting and studying. My senior year, I lived with my two best friends, acted in another play, and signed on with an agent. I started going to commercial auditions and even got a callback for a meat commercial (lol). All of a sudden, I had completed eight semesters. It was not a simple or easy journey, but I just kept going. I owe this degree to my parents, professors, advisors, and friends! Congratulations to everyone who graduated this spring, has already graduated, or working towards it! This degree represents four years of my life that I was continuously working towards something and succeeded. It was not a simple or straightforward journey, but it was so worthwhile.