PC: Joshua Kitzke
Okay, so I’ve wanted to do a photo shoot since the beginning of the year and it just really never worked out. BUT, Monday was the day friends and it was super quick. The light was just right and I got some great photos out of it. I edited one of them just to play with the colors and I think I did a pretty good job. Since then I showed my teammates and we’re all going to do a Senior Forensics shoot and I’m can’t wait. Since last year I just wanted a really cool picture like this and we took some at NFA and they were FIRE. So, I figured I could have a few pictures and slay my entire resistance too!
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!
#teamlove #firstcompselfie #WEslay
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.
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!