This September, I began my first year of university at the University of Saskatchewan. The first semester, I took three classes in order to not overwhelm myself right off the get go. I took drama, French and Scenic Construction, which is building and designing sets for theater.
I chose to take drama because I started out in musical theater when I was 7 years old and It has always been a passion of mine. Throughout elementary and high school, I was always involved in the production, one act plays or coffee house whether it was acting or performing or tech crew or sometimes all at once! In grade 12, I finally had the time to be in the fall production and I received the lead role of Adelaide in Guys & Dolls. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in high school! I love the feeling of being on stage and becoming another person just for a night! I chose to take drama in university to see what other professors had to see and to discover what kind of potential I had.
French has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember! My mom used to yell at me in french when I wasn’t listening when I was little. I took core french from grades 3-12 and attended a month long french immersion program in Trois-Rivèriès, QC. Once I got to university, I was put into 2nd year french and took it both semesters. They were the hardest french class I have ever taken! But I feel as though I learned a lot!
Finally, Scenic Construction. I started working construction when I was about 12 or 13 and I finished my last summer of construction in 2011. I found the Scenic Construction class and thought it would be a lot of fun since it combine 2 things I really like; drama and working on construction was so rewarding. Aside from building the sets for the two productions over the semester we were assigned a drafting project, and a flat project. For the flat project we had to build an easel, a flat which is a flat box, more or less and then paint a scene or picture on the flat.
Second semester, I had Kinesiology, French and Spanish. I was really looking forward to taking Kinesiology because my end goal of university is Sports Medicine and I was hoping it would be a good building block for it. From grades 9-11 I was a football manager so I spent a lot of time taping sore ankles, thumbs, shin splints and I absolutely loved it! Sports Medicine is really the professional version of that, and I would love to do it for a living. It was really interesting course but it was a lot of memorization! But I loved the topics it brought up!
I was so excited to take Spanish because I have traveled to Mexico twice and I just love the sound of Spanish. It just sounds so pretty! It was again, a lot of memorization with a lot of different vocabulary to know. I was really glad I was also taking french because the grammatical structure of the languages are really similar which made the concepts easier to understand. I now kind of sound like Dora the Explorer when I speak Spanish but I can understand quite a bit!
So I didn’t post last week because I have been trying my best to stay focused on studying for my finals these past two weeks because I know I could easily get distracted very quickly with all my pageant work! Now that I have officially finished my first year of university, I will have a lot more time to prepare for the pageant! I’ve got a lot to do in the next 2 months!