One Last Day of Summer Vacation
Today feels like my last day of real summer vacation…ever. I start my senior year of college on Tuesday and as I don’t know when I will be going back to school for graduate work, this is it. This is the last summer I know where I will be in the Fall. The life of an actor isn’t easy, but it sure is rewarding. I have butterflies in my stomach thinking about it right now. As my fabulous voice teacher reminded me earlier this week, “Life is not a rehearsal” and I am so ready to live every day this year like it’s my opening night. I typically settle for “good enough” when it comes to a lot of things, because a lot of people have put me down the last 3 years. But for some reason, I do still consider myself a happy person 100% of the time. The two words that scared me so much 4 years ago, as I began my final year of high school, “senior year”, now are full of so many new things. “Senior Year” means I can’t rely on school anymore, I have to make it in real life. It also means the future, and one I truly hope will be filled with some of the best people I’ve met in my life during college. But, it also is scary because I don’t know where I’m going to be ten months from now. I can hope, I can dream, but most importantly, I need to DO. My future is in my hands now, and I refuse to settle. So to everyone who bullied me, didn’t believe in me, left me behind, or even forgot about me, this year is for me, not you anymore.
Until next time, xo.