This is perhaps the busiest season Wasabi Girl has ever experienced. She works as a coach at the gym, she has a full academic load, she rehearses and performs with a jazz combo, she's taking several Advanced Placement classes for college, and she's writing and submitting applications for colleges. Her schedule is exhausting for me, and I'm only a bystander.
So when she decided to audition for the school play, with all of the rehearsals and hours of commitment that entails, I was less than thrilled. How can a 17 year old manage so many things at once? If you've ever been involved in drama you know how much time it takes.
But here she is, and if it isn't clear to the casual observer, it is to me. Practicing art gives us the energy to do everything else in life. This was her escape, her well-deserved respite from the real world. I'm so proud of her. She knows what she can handle and what she needs. She knows how to surround herself with supportive people who help bring out the best in her. We should all be so lucky.