In-Depth Week #7

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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