When I was a kid, I was very shy. I would do anything I could to avoid having to interact with other people. This continued into adulthood and it really began to affect my life. It was then that I was introduced to the performing arts. My mother bought me tickets to a performing arts class. At first, the idea of getting up on a stage and performing filled me with dread. However, the class was really fun and the instructor was friendly. Before I knew it, I was dancing, singing and acting on stage. It was wonderful and it has really helped to boost my confidence.