The evolution of my acting at UCI has been deeply intertwined with my life’s journey. Asa student at CSULB, I participated in several shows that allowed me to learn while doing plays and building different instincts in real-time. In contrast, UCI has provided me with valuable skills primarily within the class setting and also given me the opportunity to let concepts resonate with me over time. During my time here, I have gone through several personal and family experiences that have influenced my ability to participate in class and my energy level within my work. Our first year project “Hold Steady” was one of a handful of my play experiences at UCI and I believe it is the case study for my acting journey.