Ever since I was twelve, I wanted to be on Broadway. Just seeing those actors being onstage captivated me. I wanted to do the same thing. I wanted to tell a story to an audience. I told myself that someday I would do that.

That someday happened a bit sooner than I expected.

It was my junior year of high school. I was naïve, klutzy and still low on self-confidence. Our choir teacher gave the announcement that this year we would team up with the theatre students to perform a musical: The Sound of Music.

I'd be lying if I said that I happy about it…. I was thrilled. I grew up watching this story of a woman who found love in the most unusual place at different angles, all while sharing her passion for music.

I'm not entirely sure what made me want to push myself. Maybe it was my friends, my parents or maybe even a voice in the back of my mind that whispered, "Here's your chance. Take it."

But either way, I took it.

A couple months after this, our teacher announced the cast list, starting with Maria. She said a name…. It wasn't mine.

But then she revealed that the role had been double cast and she said my name. I would be playing Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music.

I'm getting way too ahead and overdramatic of myself though.

Let me tell you what it was like.