I still recall passively completing my GEs in community college while focusing most of my energy towards dance—my one passion at the time. After taking my first design class on a whim, I realized the parallels between both. Slowly, the medium that fulfilled my creative itch shifted, and my eyes were set on the BFA. The program was one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced, but I’m proud I did it. I’ve been pushed in ways I never knew I needed, made things I never thought I could, and gained a better understanding of who I am and my own capabilities.