Progress and Obstacles so far:
I have been working very well over the past 2 months and have made a lot of improvement in my area of study. I feel like my decision-making progress is a lot faster and more efficient now, and I am slowly building up more and more confidence in myself throughout all my practices. One of the major obstacles that is slowing down my progress though is that I have trouble putting my ideas into action. For example, let’s say I am in an improv performance right now, and I think of a super good line or plot twist for my performance. In my mind, I will have everything planned out perfectly, but when I go to act it out, I usually mess up and start panicking. I think it is a matter of trust in myself and my ideas, and I need to practice more and more and stop subconsciously doubting myself.
- What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far? Why?
My most difficult challenge so far (considering my mentor) was trying to find times when I could meet with him. He is mostly available on weekdays, but my weeks are usually very busy, so we sometimes find it hard to find a good compromise. I am planning to meet him on the 4th though, so I am really looking forward to meeting with him again.
- What is working well? Why?
I think that I am making a lot of progress in improv and my skills overall. I have a lot of opportunities to practice my improv throughout each week, so I feel like I am progressively getting better and better, and I am definitely better then when I started the in-depth assignment. Personally, I feel like this improv project is also beginning to help me in other areas of my life like decision making, confidence and self-respect. Improv is all about going with the flow, and always trying your best, no matter how uncomfortable the situation is and no matter how poorly it is playing out.
- What could be working better? How can you make sure this happens?
I think that Yunmin and I aren’t having enough meetings with each other, and we have grown somewhat separate in this project throughout the year. I am planning with meeting with her on Thursday at lunch next week, so we can discuss the progress we have made so far, our goals, and re-evaluate our timetable so we can begin to work together more again.