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Kelsey Z.

May 31, 2004 at 11:31 PM

Today I am completely exhausted. The lack of sleep I've gotten over the past three or four days is catching up with me. I am having a hard time beliving that I actually have managed to pull off 4 dance concerts and 2 fiddle concerts since Thursday with Friday and today (Monday) off. Hmm.....

I've "retired" from dance now. I had a hard time keeping myself together before my last performance. My group was on first after intermission and they closed the curtains, so remembering having stepped on a hair pin in the last concert I started pacing around in the area that I danced checking for pins. I found I just kept pacing looking, trying not to think about it being the last performance until after it was over. It's so hard to say goodbye after nearly 13 years spent there and having known most of my teachers since I was about 3 years old. I think when I get the rest of my pictures back and start putting them all into a photo album I'll probably have a good cry. I've been trying to keep it in, but I don't think I can do that for much longer. Luckily all the concerts were video taped and I'm getting a copy of my personal best performance to have as a memory. I have relatives who really want to see it, and even though I'm not sure I'll watch it, it will be nice to have that option and know that I do have something to show for my work from this past year.

Today I've been taking it easy. On Friday night I was in bed asleep by 2am and then was up shortly after 4am, and I've only got about 5 and a half or 6 hours each night since then so I'm a little on the tired side, especially having done all those concerts in there for dance then the fiddle stuff for the Children's Festival.

I think I feel like doing a bit of practicing right now.

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