Well, the musical officially ended this weekend and life is back to normal. The show was awesome and I had such a totally amazing time! I was exhausted afterward, but my family all came to support me and see the show so I was having too much fun to be really tired. I also received one of the best surprises ever during Friday’s performance. As I was singing “In My Own Little Corner”, I looked into the audience and saw my cousin Melissa sitting on the front row. She drove eight hours to surprise me and as soon as the song ended and I exited the stage, I burst into tears. That meant so much to me, and made this past weekend unforgettable!
Now that the show is over, I’ve had more time to myself and FINALLY got to go back to the Y this week. It felt great to be able to work out again! I’m planning on going again this week before I leave for Spring Break. I slipped right back into my old routine, and I still feel a little sore since it’s been a while. But the way I felt when I was Cinderella made me realize all over again that all this hard work is worth it. I look at pictures from the show and I’m happy. I felt beautiful in my ball gown, and I felt graceful as I danced. I took a million pictures with little girls who came to see the show, and many of them whispered “You’re so beautiful, Cinderella” and I leaned down to give them a hug. I felt so fabulous because I believed the little girls! I felt beautiful, and I am very proud of myself. I’m not done yet, but the progress I’ve made allowed to me truly feel like a princess as I danced onstage with my handsome prince.