For now, this is my goodbye


Some of my favorite photos with the seniors who have changed my life

It’s time again to say goodbye to some of my favorite people. I still don’t know how to say goodbye. I still don’t want to. The seniors this year have changed my life in more ways than I thought possible. I am so thankful for all of them, but especially these ones in particular.

It’s very hard for me to say goodbye. I don’t like the idea that I won’t see people ever again. I hope I see these people again because they all mean so much to me, but for now, this is my goodbye.

Ella, Dayna, and Emma- You three have helped make the Theatre department feel like home for the past two years. You’ve helped me feel like I belong somewhere. You’ve helped me make some of my favorite memories. Ella, you are literally hilarious. You make the funniest and usually the most random jokes ever. I love laughing with you. Thank you for letting me be a part of costumes last year. I made some of the best memories in that little room. I don’t know how we are going to do it without you next year. Maybe consider coming back? Possibly? Please? Either way, our crew will be laughing less without you. I’m going to miss you. Dayna, thank you for being the most incredible human being ever. I do not understand how you do it. Without you, our crew would fall apart. It’s going to next year, and I’m a little scared. Nobody can replace you. You are so hardworking and driven. I appreciate how much time you have spent on our productions, and I recognize all of your hard work. Thank you for everything. Thank you for being so amazing. We, and I, will miss you so much. Emma, thank you for being so flexible. We’ve thrown you in several places, and you take it all like a champ. You are so amazing and loving. Thank you for being so kind to me whenever you see me. You have an amazing smile, and I love that you show it so much. We are going to miss you so much. Thank you for being so willing to do whatever you can to help.

You three are incredible, and we are going to struggle without you. Please come back, even if it’s only to watch. It would be an honor to have you in our audience. I’m going to miss you.

Katelynn, Payton, and Allie- You three have been amazing influences in TCT. You are all amazing writers, and I have looked up to you. Katelynn, thank you for being one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Thank you for putting up with me through both theatre and TCT. You are such an inspiration, and I am going to miss you a ton. Your smile can make my day, and I am going to miss it. Thank you for everything. Payton, thank you for coming back to TCT this year; it was an honor to get to know you. You are such a talented writer. I’m glad that we got to talk a bit and get to know each other. You will be missed. Allie, thank you for everything. I appreciate everything you have done for all of us. I know being an editor isn’t easy, but you do an amazing job, and I appreciate it. Thank you for putting up with my constant stream of late stories. I am going to miss you and your cute outfits and smiles. You are so incredibly sweet, and you make me feel really special.

You three have made TCT incredible this year, and I am going to miss you and your talent. Good luck with whatever you choose to do. I’m proud of you, and I’ll miss you.

I’m going to miss you all a ton, and I am so proud of you.

Lauren, Tara, and Aden- I’m struggling to write this goodbye to you guys. I have so many funny, happy, incredible memories. We won third place in the world and received an award for the highest creativity. I mean, that’s pretty cool. Thank you for the laughs at practice, the face masks, and the great taste in music. Thank you for the memories. Lauren, oh my goodness, I am going to miss you. You have been a constant light in my life for the past two years. Thank you for being such an amazing person. I have loved every second of my experience as part of your team, and I am so lucky that you took TCT. Thank you for everything. Good luck, I know you’re going to do great things. Tara, you never fail to put a smile on my face whether it’s a joke or making fun of Aden. Thank you for making me feel included on our team, and thank you for being so supportive. You are an incredible person, and I am going to miss you. Thank you for everything. Aden, thank you for letting me ride in the car with you. I got to experience a very diverse music selection, and I got to laugh a lot. Thank you for the face masks and the memories from Worlds and for making me giggle constantly. There will be a lot less laughter in my life once you’re not in it. Thank you for the memories.

You three have made the last two years incredible, and I got to experience things I never would’ve without you. I will miss you a lot. Thank you for asking me to join; I can’t imagine my life if I hadn’t.

Ellie- Ahhhh, I’m not okay with this. I already wrote goodbye to you, but I feel like I need to do it again because you deserve it.

I am going to miss you so much. I haven’t comprehended yet how far eleven hours is. I haven’t comprehended how short the time we have left is. I don’t want to comprehend it.

But thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me. You will never know how much it means to me. I will always remember late nights in parking lots, tears in bathrooms, and meals at Denny’s. I will always remember being backstage, sitting in class, and having lunches in Fisher.

I will always remember, and I will always be grateful. Thank you for being my best friend. I am so incredibly proud of you. I always will be. Thank you. I love you.

All of you have changed my life in so many ways, thank you for being incredible humans. I’m going to miss you all tons, and I am so proud of you. Good luck. Thank you.