Taking the Last Bow, and Saying Goodbye

Recently, I just finished up my last musical in my school. It was honestly one of the hardest things I have ever done. It all started freshman year when one of my closest friends (who has been singing since she was a baby) convinced me to join the musical. I never really took singing seriously, so when I told my parents that I was going to audition, they were shocked. I was even shocked when I got accepted into the show, Seussical the Musical. From then on my singing career sprouted, and I have done musicals and plays since the beginning of high school. This year, you all know, was the Little Mermaid. When it came to the final weekend of performances I reflected back on my last four years performing, and got a bit teary eyed. I looked around at all my friends that I met, no matter what age or grade they were in, and thought of the many ways I was going to have to say goodbye. During the final performance, my friend (who convinced me to do the show) came up to me and said, “Thank you for being here all four years. We started together, and now we end together”. When it came to getting the senior rose (a tradition that we do in my school) I lost all emotions and started hysterically crying, on stage, in front of the entire audience. When I looked around at my friends I noticed that everyone was crying, even the freshman. We were a family, and they were losing a good chunk of some of their best friends.

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Saying goodbye to any group of people can be the hardest thing, for they have influenced your life greatly. I get it, I’ve been there, and I still have to do it one more time. But here is my advice:  take a look around, thank everyone for being in your life and helping you achieve your dreams, and with that love and happiness, take your final bow and walk off stage.

full-kate

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