Writing this is a little difficult. I have to let go of what I’ve dedicated my life to for the past few months and the cast that I consider family. For 10 years, I’ve been an actress. Something would always happen during the singing part of my audition, and I would constantly beat myself up for it. Last year as I auditioned, that very thing happened. I remember walking up to Mrs. Bell and asking, “What can I do better for my future auditions?” and she simply responded “Just keep doing it.” Ever since, I’ve put my heart and soul into performing, specifically music. This year, after all of my failures, I finally did it; I overcame my fears and it set me free. It set me free to do great things so I can keep growing and push through my mistakes. Being in this play, being this playful little character named Junie B. Jones, taught me that going out of your comfort zone isn’t as bad as it sounds. I never thought I would learn something from a six year old, fictional character, but I guess I was wrong. Not only that, but I was blessed with loving, supportive people who I have the pleasure of calling my best friends. Goodbye Junie B. Jones and the Top Secret Personal Beeswax Journal, you will forever be a part of me.