I’m lazy. When all of my homework is  done, I like to play Animal Crossing until I fall asleep. Sometimes when my homework isn’t done I play Animal Crossing until I fall asleep. Going the extra mile is usually the least of my concern, especially when I’m already the mayor of a town full of simulated animals in a handheld video game. Obviously my plate is full.

Terry can vouch for this. My last two semesters in Beeghly I worked very hard to do as little as possible. That’s why when I was appointed to be the costume shop foreman I was greatly disturbed to see this:

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I was told, “This is your baby. It’s all yours.”

Phenomenal. If there’s something I hate more than applying myself, it’s babies. Perhaps I’m jealous of the way they sleep all day and meals are brought to them? I digress. However, they say that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. I never saw myself as one to become giddy over cleaning, but I tossed myself in headfirst.

 

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Really, headfirst.

Costumes are what drew me to theater in the first place, and I always admired what Westminster’s finest talent wore on stage. To be directly involved is exciting to me. Over the course of three weeks or so, and with the help of other lab students and employees, the floor was cleared and swept, loose articles were sorted and re-boxed, shoes found mates, and sections of clothing have begun to migrate to new, more suitable environments.

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My baby is now a high school student finally free of her braces and acne, with a driving permit and a decent shot at homecoming queen. She’s almost ready to go out into the world, and I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Working as the costume shop foreman has taught me a lot about being a leader and delegating work to others efficiently, time management, and that sometimes the extra mile isn’t so awful if you’re traveling on a tandem bike. I am very thankful for the opportunity and responsibility to work here!