Bweeeeee. I should be doing work right now, but I’m writing in this silly little thing - perhaps it’s a break. I’ve been on a ‘break’ since the end of Friday - but I like to think I’ve earned it. :>
So it’s been a long while since I’ve written and there’s a whole lot that’s gone on since then. Not entirely sure where to start since I’ve already finished. But here goes.
Last week ESC hosted Unity Freestyle (cohosted w/Five Elements) and Unity Show - and I gotta say, all that work paid off in the end. I can’t really explain the feeling of success I felt after all that went. The past couple weeks went by really quick - I must say. Combination of Unity EVERYTHING and orchestra rehearsal - plus classes and all that. I really have no idea where to start…
Well - perhaps I’ll start with Freestyle. So on Tuesday evening we (myself and some of the five elements bros) went shopping for Unity Freestyle. Bought lots of burger meat, hotdogs, bread for both - lots of water/soda - lots of everything. Wednesday - it was set for rain, so we had Freestyle in the gym. It was a bit of a concern since that meant an additional expense due to physical plant setup. Additionally, because of that, the carnival booth vendor would be delayed due to the time the gym would be opened and the time it would take for the tarping to be completed. End result = a mess with setup. However, things turned out for the better with the tarping being started earlier than booked - plus the tent setup going super quick - everything arriving on time. Everything turned out just well. Event started. People showed up. People stayed. I operated the grill with a couple other eboard members. It was fun. I like cooking - it’s relaxing. I gotta say though, standing in front of an open flame for 3 hours starts to hurt after a while. It got to the point where I took my gloves off and noticed vapor rising off of it. My fingertips were all burned, haha. But it was fun - and I’m really happy with the turnout of the event.
If things aren’t working out the way I want - then clearly I’m not working hard enough.
So next days later - Unity Show. I put together this super OCD spreadsheet on what all of us would be doing during the day. How much we stuck to the plan? Not very. lol. Day started with dress rehearsal - which was pushed back SO much because of delays with setup. Tarping of the gym always takes forever, so our stage vendor started late. The biggest issue though was electrical - we apparently had no electrician booked until 3pm. The stage, lighting, and sound was supposed to be done by noon~1pm. Definitely ended up with a good half hour delay on rehearsal during the day. Order of rehearsal was switched up all over - prior to the show everything was nicely hectic. Doesn’t help that I had to leave early due to mandatory orchestra rehearsal. Doesn’t help that I didn’t know where everything was and whether or not everything was in place.
I left. But you know what? I wasn’t too worried. Not that I have stupid faith that everything would turn out for the best - but even if I wasn’t there, the rest of my eboard was - and because of that everything was in good hands. Just because rehearsal was messy - doesn’t necessarily mean the show itself would be. Besides, I trust that my eboard’ll be able to do it. Together we can do anything. You know it. By the time I got back - everything was going so smoothly. I got back by the end of BSU’s performance. The newscast videos and the MCs were working out fairly well. Each of the performances were exciting. Everyone was on top of their game. I was expecting to do a whole lot more firefighting by the time I got there - but no. I had a chance to just chill and enjoy the show at some points.
At the end - in my opinion, I think anyone could’ve taken the gold home. Everything really did turn out well and it was such a great show. I can’t explain how I felt that evening - how much I felt like I’ve won at life - because I did.
All of our hard work really paid off I think. Every drop of blood, sweat, and tears was well worth spilling. Would I do it again? Maybe. Maybe. Twice is enough for me for now though. I’ve the rest of my life to figure out now.
My week ended with orchestra performance. In a nutshell - it was so much fun to play in the orchestra. I’m a little sad I didn’t get involved so much sooner in my college career - now that I’m graduating. The entire experience was fun overall.
I think - in the end, I’ve managed to find a great way to end my college career. Awesome Unity Week. Awesome experience with the Stevens Orchestra. Only a month left really before I move on - and I already feel like I’ve finished on a good note. It can only get better with every passing day.
Day 02 - A song that reminds you of your most recent ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
Mmmm - invalid. I’ve never had an ex, and I don’t have the intention to change that fact. I like to get things right the first time around - this included. Besides, that would be kind of cool in my opinion. Maybe I’m naive - or idealistic. Maybe I’m silly. Maybe I’m full of myself for thinking this way - but it’s like whatever. As per my littel: “Izzy wins so much at life.” - so I might as well act like it. I’m as awesome as I think I am - so I might as well think I’m very awesome. Therefore I am very awesome. Nobody’ll take that away from me.