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  • Writer's pictureJenna Kantor

Someone who supports everything you do

[ Do you have someone who supports everything you do? ]

I could not get through the life of a performer without the support of this person. I am fortunate to have this friend, Kaylee Garrett Simmerman, who has been there for me since last year and has made a huge, positive impact on my career as a performer. When meeting her, I was still in school and finishing out my degree in physical therapy. I knew I wanted to get back into performing, but I did not know how I was going to do it. Figuring out how to conquer this dream life of being both a physical therapist and a performer was very scary to me. I feared all the judgements of others in both professions.

Fortunately, Kaylee was there by my side the entire time making me feel extremely comfortable and confident about any action I took. I repeat, she was supporting EVERYTHING I wanted to achieve and beyond.

It is not easy to find people who believe in absolutely everything you do and I am fortunate to have a friend who does. I am not saying she is only the only one, but I am saying that she is rare. If I have a business struggle, she helps me figure it out. If I have a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization, she donates to it. If I I am doubting myself, she is on the phone with me to help build me up.

Kaylee, my gratitude for your friendship and love goes above and beyond words. As I write this, I still do not feel like I can thank you enough for being the most wonderful friend to me. You are a gift in my life and I could not be more blessed.

If you are performing artist and do not have someone like this in your corner, make sure you keep your heart open for finding the right person (or people). It will make the biggest difference in your life.

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