28) Something You Regret
So one thing that I regret…I try not to dwell too much on the past and wish for do-overs. After all we only have one life:
But if I had to pick one thing…hmmm…I know just what it is. Time to go back to 2009!
So when I was in high school I did theater. Yep, I was theater geek.
I did musicals and plays. It was a lot of fun and taught me a lot of skills for public speaking and presenting. If only employers appreciated it.
So one play I was in, a made a BIG mistake. In fact it is one thing I regret and wish I could do-over.
So I’ve done a post in the past on how I have had some guys like me who I don’t like. Most of them were a bit creepy in the fact that they were extremely clingy and always trying to be next to me.
Now I had one guy who was my friend, but like we found out in When Harry Met Sally that’s a hard thing to do, and he liked me. I wasn’t interested in him as we were too similar in our personalities. It would have turned out very bad.
So we both tried out for the school play, as we both enjoyed the theater, and won some of the lead roles.
The only problem? Our characters were in a relationship.
So as our characters were together, Patrick, my friend, started to blend fiction with reality and started thinking we were together.
Just kidding. He wasn’t that intense.
Anyways, he started acting really possessive. He started to treat it like we were together; trying to plan out dates and didn’t like me talking to other guys. This started to make me really mad.
This made me very upset. I didn’t like the way he was treating me, so I did the only thing I could think of. I spoke to the director.
I told him what was happening and asked him if he could speak to him on it. Tell him he noticed that he was taking the play a little bit farther then he should. I told him I needed help because it was making so uncomfortable and hurting my ability to perform well. He said he would talk to him.
I was so happy that everything would work out. The next day however, I the director told me that he decided not to say anything as he thought anything he said would harm Patrick’s performance.
I was so upset. And I continued to be uncomfortable. Unfortunately, this really hurt my acting as my scenes with him weren’t as good as they should have been.
I just couldn’t add to his fantasy that we were “really together”, when we weren’t.
I wasn’t horrible, as lucky for me our characters, while in a relationship, were having some problems. So I was okay…
But not fantastic like I could have been. In fact, that director was so mad at me, that he never worked with me again.
Now I am more mature and to able deal with such an issue, I realize that I was actually the whiner in this. If I could do it again I would do it much differently. I would have just ignored his attentions, and continued acting well.
But unfortunately I was a teenager, and we all know that teenagers do not have the best common sense.
Oh, well. It was a mistake, but we just have to move on and learn from it.
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