Wave goodbye to it!
It's flying away on it's trip to Planet gone. I am, as per usual, ridiculously busy. However, I realize that I haven't updated you all on ANYTHING, and I need to rectify that as I had a very good past few weeks.
So my play went really well. Like really really well. I felt like a proud parent. I was up in the light booth doing the sound, and as I brought down the sound and my lights guy brought down the lights, the entire auditorium jumped up in a standing ovation.
THE ENTIRE AUDITORIUM.
I GOT A COMPLETE STANDING OVATION.
Excuse me while I faint.
I started tearing up as the play finished, and the tears were worse as I saw everyone standing. And then one of the directing coordinators from Ipswich hugged me as I was leaving, bawling her eyes out. Then I got backstage and saw my cast crying. My teacher was sobbing. That was when I burst into tears. I was just like 'yup, that's it, I'm tapping out.' I cried on and off for the rest of the night.
My main character came running off the stage and he basically tackled me in a hug. I feel like if I had hugged him any tighter I would have broken one of his ribs.
It was magical. I am not exaggerating when I say it was probably the best day of my life.
And then later in the day, when they were giving out awards, the judges started talking about how writing new work was the lifeblood of theater. All of my kids were pointing at me and I was blushing so darkly. When the judge said the "J" in "Jennelle" all of the Georgetown section basically jumped three feet into the air. They started screaming before my whole name was said. And the entire auditorium was standing, applauding.
Guys, I hate braggarts, but I got two standing ovations. THIS IS THE FIRST THING I'VE EVER REALLY LET ANYONE SEE. This piece of work. This is my first big thing that I've let people read and react to. The first thing ever. And it did so well!!!!
I am still so proud of it. Not only that, but I had a director approach me for the rights to my play so they could put on a production of it.
You heard me.
SOMEONE ASKED ME FOR THE RIGHTS TO MY PLAY.
SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO PUT IT ON. SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO DIRECT IT. THEY LIKED IT THAT MUCH.
I can't even breathe. This was all two weeks ago.
Then I got the obligatory director's cold, and I was sick for a week. It wasn't fun, and the lack of things to do was disheartening since I enjoy having things to do. I'm a worrier. I like to worry about things.
So anyway, last Tuesday I was inducted into my school's chapter of NHS, or National Honor Society, for those of you who don't know. It basically is a cult for smart people. I'm joking. It is a time honored club that deals with community involvement and having the best of the best be in its ranks. I am really proud of myself for being in this group. I didn't even know if I'd make it in when I passed in my application. My school is kind of full of over-achievers and geniuses for such a small town.
But I got in, and my history teacher, who is one of my favorite people and also the NHS adviser, gave the induction speech. Now, I haven't really heard him talk about anything other than history for the entire year, so it was nice to hear about him and where he came from. It was a really great speech, actually. It made me think. He mentioned thanking the people who have had an impact on your life. So thank you guys. Having you all as an audience and as friends has changed me as a person, and definitely for the better. I don't know who I would be without all of you!
I also got my senior schedule. I have three core classes - AP English, AP Spanish, and Honors Calculus. All of my other friends' schedules were just about completely full or close to it and I have half of my schedule wide open. So what I did was I talked to my guidance counselor and the head of the English department, and if I can schedule it, I can take both AP English and Honors Mythology next year. Coupled with the fact that most of the electives I'm taking being English electives, my English teacher was joking with me saying that my senior year will be more like a first year of college than anything. So I'm really happy about that.
And this brings me up to this weekend. I went to a friend's house for a St. Patrick's Day party. And these are my new friends from Drama Fest, so they are all from Ipswich. I always forget that people sometimes like me when I leave Georgetown. So I was at my friend's house, and I met one of his friends. And we hit it off.
Long story short, I am now apparently going to two proms, when at the beginning of the year I didn't think I'd be going to one, and I am texting a guy who is really attractive and doesn't find me annoying or weird yet!
I don't know what this chalks up to, but I'd say that it is a win for Jennelle today.
That was ramble-y and disjointed as anything I've ever written. And I want to major in writing. What a laugh.
Alright guys, I have homework to go finish. As per usual.
But I love you all and I'm really glad you all exist in some way, shape, or form on this planet.
I'll talk to you later!
Love and kisses!