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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge — My Favorite Subject

It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.

Today’s topic is: My favorite subject in school, and why. 

Since I’m an author and editor, I bet you think it’s going to be English or Literature… right? Close — those would probably be my second choice. Honestly, though, my literature classes very nearly destroyed my enjoyment of reading (dissecting them for theme and symbolism, etc., blech) but I did love English. I didn’t even mind diagramming sentences…

However, that’s not this week’s question. So, what was my favorite subject in school?


From the moment I played the Queen of Egypt in a kindergarten show, I was hooked. I was in drama from then on. In junior high, they taught us fun stuff, like how to juggle (which I can still do, mostly, though my diplopia–double vision–makes it a little harder than it used to be when my glasses go wonky, and I have to figure out WHICH ball is the real one I have to catch).

I acted my entire life. Went to the thespian festival in Los Angeles as a senior in high school with four other students, and actually won a prize for best dramatic scene (there were a LOT of schools there, so that was a big deal). I had the lead in my senior production, and even got a college scholarship for drama.

Alas, it was there it all ended. I didn’t go to college for drama, something I will forever regret. In fact, I didn’t attend college at all, instead moving out of my home for some pretty solid reasons, and into a dingy apartment in a sketchy part of town with a high school friend, working two jobs to barely make ends meet.

Oh, my tale of woe…

Honestly, though, not taking that scholarship and at least trying to “be somebody” will always be one of my biggest regrets.

And it’s why I’m encouraging my daughter, who wants to be an artist as a profession (she already IS an artist), to pursue her dream. And I will do anything I can to make it happen, so hopefully she will not live a life of regrets.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I’m glad you’re supportive of your daughter’s dreams. If only we knew what could have happened if you’d gotten that drama degree. 🙂

  2. I tried to take drama in school, but the class was full. I ended up taking word processing instead, which turned out to be a great class. It’s great that you’re a supportive parent!

  3. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who was taught to diagram sentences, and found it fascinating! I love looking at the ways in which language works.

    I’ve always been too much of an introvert for Drama, but I’m glad to hear that you’re encouraging your daughter and her interest in art.

  4. I used to sing in school choir, so I loved that dearly. I also sang in church choir too, so I was in heaven. It was my favorite activity! I never took drama, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be cut out for it well. I do, however, enjoy public speaking. I know, I’m a complicated mess!

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