Bye Bye Birdie.
Once Upon a Mattress.
Back to the 80s.
These thirteen words sum up a big part of the last four years of my life. They are the names of the four musicals I have been a part of throughout high school.
Tomorrow and Saturday, I will perform on the stage in that gymnasium for the last time.
I have spent most of my high school in the gym. Honestly.
I participated in volleyball all four years and basketball for three years one-act play production for four years and musical for four years.
Obviously for volleyball and basketball, I spent the most time in the gym. I had practice for two and one-half hours each day after school. During the summer, I spent time lifting weights and in open gyms or summer leagues.
One-Act practices were also held in the gym. Early morning practices each day before school highlight this season.
Finally, musical practices, the longest of them all, are held in the gym as we prepare to showcase our talents for the crowd and to put on the best musical possible.
It seems like just yesterday I was wearing a pink jacket that said Conrad Birdie on it with a big heart.
Or that I was just painting my face white and putting on my jester costume and dancing around the stage by myself.
Time truly does fly by.
I also have thirteen days left in high school.
A chapter of my life is truly ending, so all I can say is:
We love you Conrad.
It wasn’t the pea.
They say bears have love affairs.
Thanks for the memories.