College Essay - Madison Juneau I can smell the refreshments that all the guests are enjoying while I\u2019m wishing I could enjoy refreshments as well The

College Essay - Madison Juneau I can smell the refreshments...

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Madison Juneau I can smell the refreshments that all the guests are enjoying, while I’m wishing I could enjoy refreshments as well. The cool draft brushes up against me from behind the curtains chilling me. Not with the temperature but with something else. A creeping dread I know all too well, that sickening anxiety. In the wings, I stand tall and beautiful in a pink dress with jewels that shimmer and sparkle in the stage lights. In the distance, I could hear the roar of over nine hundred people, somehow I could phase out the waves of hundreds of conversations simultaneously. I’m anxiously tapping and shifting the microphone given to me moments ago, my stomach in knots, and my palms sweating profusely. I constantly told myself, “You can’t do this, you’re not good enough. What are you even doing here?” With all the chaos happening in the crowd and within my mind, all of a sudden there was a small, calm, little voice in my head that said, “You can do this.” Finally, after what felt like an eternity, the time for me to sing is
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  • Music, 2008 albums, Singing, Madison Juneau

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