Okay, so mind you that I’ve only been on a plane one other time before this trip but the experience was just as amazing. I’ve also never been on the west coast, touched an ocean and seen palm trees in person. The thing that killed me though was when we started something the weather was like high 60’s and they were wearing winter coats. Like, I don’t understand whatsoever. But, the good thing about about the trip was we had basically a whole day to settle in and then go the whole day. In general the whole day was great, we won as a whole team and took away some tournament champions. Nothing out of the ordinary happened and they had snacks for us before awards and let me tell you….it was life changing.
So, thanks for baring with me this last few weeks have been crazy. We went to Mankato, Minnesota. Talk about having a long time to travel. The trip took us five hours to get there and back. The good thing is we all like one another on the team and I tell you that really makes the difference. Sometimes, when teammates spend a lot of time together they can get kind of crabby. And, through the whole entire trip we’ve slept, ate, cried in the cold and went shopping! (Not something we usually do but…) Last year we had a girls trip and the travel was fine but we did not do well as competitors. This time we took 3rd overall as a team. Here is the recap from our head coach Jim Disrude:
- Drama: Le Racha Simon 2nd, Izzy Senglaub 5th
- POI: Beekah Madia 6th
- Informative: Alexis Zello 5th
- Comm Analysis: Starr Lee 5th
- Poetry: Emily Leong 3rd, Le Racha Simon 5th
- Prose: Beekah Madia 3rd
- Team: 3rd
All is all it was a good trip and we did really well! More to come soon!
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.