What’s The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned?

By Jeilianne Vazquez

Happy Friday, GTA! The semester is coming to a close. What a great fall semester, in my opinion! We started with the beautiful show Living Out, solved a mystery with Murder on The Orient Express, and tonight we open the iconic show 9 to 5. A few of our students tell us the most important thing they have learned this semester.

Allie Hill, Senior, BFA Musical Theatre

I have learned how important prioritizing myself and self care is, and the power of saying no.❤️ That I can’t be who I need to be for others if I am not there for myself first! And that means sometimes shutting off the laptop, putting your phone on airplane mode, and sitting with yourself for a little while!!! And it’s helped a lot.

Nicko Gonzalez, Sophomore, BA Theatre

What I have learned this semester is time management. Being a full time student, but also a person involved in a major production, I have learned how to carve out time to do my homework and time for me to relax and watch some Netflix.

Anna Nowosielski, Junior, BFA Acting

I learned to just let go of the things I can’t control. With all the twists and turns that this semester took, there were definitely moments when I got caught up in all the challenging parts and almost didn’t fully enjoy all the wonderful and joyful parts of the semester, which were plentiful.

Aiden Anzaldua, Freshman, BA Theatre

I would say I learned a lot about managing my stress and my mental health throughout my first years of college, especially having moved from Texas to here. Tt took a little bit to adapt to everything.

Rentavious Buffington, Senior, BA Theatre

I learned that the most important thing you can do is to put yourself first. Everything else will follow.

Michelle Stover, Sophomore, BA Theatre

One thing I learned was to trust the process, and not be discouraged, because things have a way of working out in the end.