Performing on stage is the thing I do better than anything else. It’s been 5 months since I have been able to perform on a stage in front of a crowd and I have been dying to get back out there. To me, performance isn’t just going on stage to do it. I perform because it is the one thing I love to do more than anything. There have been times in my life where I have felt that my impact is minimal. On the stage, my presence is felt. I can feel confidence grow as a performer and a person. I have learned more about myself in performing than any other aspect of my life. I can remember just about every performance I have had since I was in the 1st grade. I started my performing career with concerts in front of my parents, where I would be the winner of American Idol every single time. That was the peak of my achievements. I have no intentions of stopping any time soon. I plan to perform as long as I can. It is my ultimate stress reliever, where I shift all of my focus on the upcoming performance and I can ignore all the stresses of my everyday life. Without performing I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I have a better understanding of the way people think since I constantly pretend to be someone else on stage, which helps me with my personal interactions. I can attribute several aspects of my life to theatre, and I encourage others to give it a try too. I wouldn’t trade performing for the world. It truly is the one of the only places I can call my home.