Auditions and Humility

I did something new today.

I would like to call it a lesson in humility.

You see I am the type of person who hates doing anything she knows she can not do well. I typically avoid those situations like the plague.

But there comes a time in everybody’s life where you just say to yourself, “You’re just not gonna be like that today.” Have a little confidence!

Which introduces me quite perfectly to my lesson today.

Humility 101: The Sound of Music Auditions.

We have a wonderful drama department at Bryan. They call themselves the Hilltop Players, and this semester it was decided that they would be doing a production of The Sound of Music. Auditions are open to anyone on campus, not just the theater majors. I have this thing where I look really young, so I thought to myself, “Hey! I could probably play one of the kids in that play!” Which sparked the idea to tryout for it.

But here’s the thing. I’ve never auditioned for any theater thing, ever.

Friday were the acting auditions. I’d never done that before, but it was just talking which I can do. So it wasn’t that bad. Today were the dreaded singing auditions.

Which brings me up to the humility part of this post. Like previously stated, I majorly dislike doing anything I know I cannot do well. I know I can carry a tune and sing in a choir, but I know I’m no soloist. Actually I’ve never sung by myself in front of people before. But that honestly wasn’t what this was about. In this instance it was just me humbling myself to do it anyway. Which I did. It wasn’t spectacular. But I did what I could do. And that is what counts! I learned to be humble today and to just use the ability I have. And I am very proud of myself for that! Sometimes, when it comes right down to it, you just have to do the best you can do, and call it good.

So, yes, the auditions were pretty nerve wracking. But they were also super fun! Particularly the acting auditions on Friday were hilarious. So I’m happy I had decided to try out. (And I will say this. Some awesome people besides myself auditioned. So I think its going to be an amazing production!)

And now I have homework to do. The semester has definitely started…


4 thoughts on “Auditions and Humility

  1. Ooh Sound of Music!! Anything is worth trying for Sound of Music!
    (including begging your band teacher to do it, even if 75% of the band can’t play it <–me this year :P)
    (kinda obsessed about SoM, can you tell?)
    Woah where did you get these gifs and stuff, they're AWESOME!


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