Well, this weekend we went to MVCC and it was amazing! Mind you it took about three hours there and two hours back. We took second place as a whole team and I walked away with two awards myself. Normally, the first tournament is filled with nerves and crazy emotions but, remember drinking water, breathe and have confidence that you got this far you can do anything you put your mind too!
Well, this Saturday we go to our first competition. The biggest thing for me is packing. I literally pack a week in advance just because, I want to be extremely through. Basically, I need two suits, my black book, cough drops, water bottle and back up of everything else. When traveling a series of things could could wrong. Books breaking, buttons falling off, zippers catching in the clothes. All in, I’m always along for the ride because THIS activity is something that keeps me going and it pushes me to do better. Regardless, of the minor traveling experimenters.
So, were a week out from competition and normally I would say I’m super prepared but… the truth of the matter is the struggle is real. Forensics is an activity that I love so much and as it goes hand and hand with school work it’s like a balancing act. We start in a WEEK and i’m already tired. In the mist of trying to prepare I have to stay focused on school work while trying to take care of my body. Do you think I’m doing that okay, yea no, that’s going to be a hard pass.Things to keep in mind pre-season:
- drink water
- get tons of sleep
- don’t loose you’re mind
- try not to set anyone on fire
In the mean mean time I’ll continue to #slay my life and keep it together.
So, a few weeks ago I posted on facebook my pitch to the Forensics community. It actually went really well! I tagged everyone that I could think of for the most part and asked the to use the hashtag and share. (spread the love) See below:
Hey, everyone as the season starts up I have a mission for you guys! This season I want to challenge you to use the hashtag #ForensicsLove. As I started college speech last year I really didn’t know anyone. It took me until NFA of Spring 2017 to get my foot wet and really branch out and start talking to people. As the season starts I would like you guys to use #ForensicsLove when meeting new people on the circuit, practices, team interactions, tournaments and just candid moments throughout the season using the hashtag as students, alumni and coaches! Please like and share to spread the word! #Forensicslove
Through this blog we will be exploring the ins and outs of Forensics competitive speaking. Don’t know what it is? Perfect, as I go through the season I will be highlighting very important and interesting journeys throughout the year!