Alexandra Giordano ‘16 – Junior Taylor Mueller currently holds a lead role in Romeo High School’s spring musical, Grease. As well as being a basketball player, soccer player, student, sister, daughter, and friend, Mueller manages to balance all aspects of her life.
“I’ve always wanted to be in a play and I’ve been watching Grease since I was four,” Mueller said. “I have always been super busy but I just knew that I had to do this play.”
Before trying out for the musical, Mueller had to consider how busy things were really going to be. With basketball practice everyday and weekly games, Mueller must make time for rehearsal.
“I had to give Ms. Walls (Romeo High School’s drama teacher) my basketball schedule and make sure it wouldn’t interfere because I can’t miss basketball,” Mueller said. “I have to memorize my lines on a lot of my own time because I’m so busy. Before I go to bed I look them over and try to memorize a section and then the next day, I quiz myself.”
It is very important for a student like Mueller to have strong structure and focus. Long school days and hours of sports can bring on a lot of pressure and stress. Staying organized helps with the confusion and chaos.
“I have to be on top of my schedule,” Mueller said.
Even with strong time management skills, it may be hard to make time for social life. With such a packed schedule during the week, the only little and available free time Mueller may have is on the weekends.
“I try to balance everything,” Mueller said, “I normally just hangout with my friends on the weekends because that’s the only time I really can.”
Much dedication and sacrifice throughout this process is all worth it to Mueller. With an optimistic attitude, she explains that doing everything you enjoy at a young age should be done.
“This is the only time I will be able to do all of these things,” Mueller said. “I know that one day I will look back and be glad I did this all. When I’m on stage and performing I know it will all be worth the hard work.”