It’s a beautiful #Way2GoWednesday and today we are featuring a graduate who embodies Sandy’s powerful teaching, “The most important question youcan ask yourself in pursuit of this dream is, ‘Why are you doing this?’” Recently we received the following in an email from graduate Christian Reetz: "While I am a short distance departed from the training, the lessons and teachings serve me every single day. So for that I wanted you two to know that you are extremely close in my heart and thoughts. Since February I have been working in a probationary position at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation as a Health Educator. I work with Homeless, Severely Impoverished, and most often drug/alcohol users with extremely chaotic using patterns. I have used my training every single day I have worked in this field. It has helped me connect with clients on a deeper level, I have actually been able to apply our school emphasis on punctuality, mutual respect, and treating the statements we make to others as something to be upheld and honored. Our words are gold. Our training has even helped me de-escalate many situations that have become violent, as we work with extremely traumatized and stigmatized communities that can often not meet their basic needs and lash out accordingly. Yesterday at 2pm I was brought into my Director's office and offered a full-time position as a Health Educator. I am so so grateful, I am crying as I write this because I feel like you two are the reason this happened. I am about to begin a career that will be serving the *absolutely* most vulnerable members of our communities here in the Bay Area. I began working in this field for the EXACT same reasons I enrolled in the Meisner Technique Studio.” Emails like this make us incredibly proud and grateful that our graduates are leaving the training and impacting the world in all sorts of meaningful ways. And while Chris has taken a break from acting to pursue this path, he is committed to serving the community, following his heart and staying true to his “why.” Chris has a HUGE heart and has worked very hard and his journey has not been an easy one. Here's to his determination and courage! Way2Go Chris!