When I was in high school, my friend Ciara took me to a local production of Rent, featuring a boy that she had a crush on in the ensemble. Nothing ever happened between them, but the show did spark a lifelong obsession with the musical for both of us. Over the next few weeks, we watched the movie on repeat and learned all the words to our favorite songs – my favorites were “Light My Candle” and, of course, “La Vie Boheme”! (Try singing those, or really any song from Rent, as quietly as possible so your parents don’t question your new favorite movie!)
The Skeleton Twins felt so familiar.
This has been the summer of personal development. As I wrote about previously, seeing my close friends graduate last May hit me like a ton of bricks, and watching many of them struggle through the job search put me into panic mode. I’m an engineering major, I thought, but I don’t want to go into engineering. What do I do? How do I expand my boundaries?