So, yesterday was the culmination of my four years at Otterbein, my Showcase, and I'm overcome with so many different emotions...
I feel so relieved that it's over, but also shocked at how quick the day went by; I feel very happy with how things went and the feedback I got, but also sad that yesterday was the last time I'll perform together with my whole class; I feel very excited for this new chapter of my life, but nervous at the same time in making a good impression on people past what they saw from me at Showcase. But I just have to be confident in who I am, and take everything one day at a time -- now that Showcase is over, my life as a professional actor starts right now, and I intend to go out and soak up all that I can.
I just have a very ethereal feeling today: I got my feedback from Showcase and followed up with a bunch of people, and school now just isn't a thing anymore... I was told last night that all of the alumni there, and more importantly all of my professors, are now my peers -- my equals. So, ontop of everything else, that's just a lot to take in, you know? But regardless, them being my peers only means that they will always be there for me and my class to reach out to; my Otterbein family will always be my 2nd family.
With that being said, I am so immensely proud of my class and the work they did yesterday. They left it all onstage and gave their all up there, and I have no doubt in my mind they will all get representation and book things left and right. We have all grown up so much over these 4 years, and the amount of love and support we had for each other, watching each other perform, was more than I ever could have asked for. I love you BFA Class of 2017.