Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I'm a Mountie!

I can officially say that I am joining the Paramount cast for the 2015 Winterguard season!!!! I'm SO unbelievably excited and I can't wait to get started this weekend!

I've worked out (I hope) how this is going to go down financially, so I'm saying yes and hopefully will be saying yes to a drum corps in November!

Just an update on the drum corps situation - I am going to tryout for Cadets as planned, but if I don't make Cadets - I'll be traveling to Orlando, FL to tryout for the Boston Crusaders! I just have to give this thing a real shot, ya know!

I can't believe this is all happening, but boy am I glad!

This is a link to the Paramount website, if you'd like to learn more! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Days 30 & 31.

Yesterday I started going to a small group that is a part of Church of the Highlands. I went a few Sundays ago, and while I feel that it isn't quite my thing - I really liked a lot of things about the church from the way they use scripture down to how they do business. So, I decided to just jump into a small group and I like it even though I've only been one week! I got so much out of just the first lesson which is online - you should check it out here if you have a little time. I highly recommend it! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Days 28 & 29.

I am so encouraged by the clinic! I have still not made an official decision about trying out for Paramount with the intent on marching with them, but I feel like I can do this! 

I also read this verse on the morning of the clinic - "No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this." 

It was also great to see Ramon and Zach, of course! And since we were already in guessed it - we went to Jeni's! 

We looked funny (and smelled funny) walking into Jeni's in our audition getups. 

Fun day! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Days 26 & 27.

I meant to blog last night, but the game was a little crazy. All of Friday was crazy - it left me in a weird funk. But mostly, tomorrow is the Paramount Clinic. I can't believe it's already here. I'm nervous, excited, anxious, ready, not ready all in one. I'm just going to go in with an open mind surrounded by good people and a sound mind so that if nothing else - I get to do what I love tomorrow - spin! I'm mostly nervous that I'll get discouraged and that it will set a bad precedent for the Cadets tryout. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it! 

Wish me luck! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Days 24 & 25.

I hate the font and style of the quote of these two days, but I love this quote. 

A lot of me has been thinking that if I want a real shot at this, I should shoot lower. But I have absolutely fallen in love with Cadets -so why not go big? It might be a flop, but it'll be an interesting flop. 

In other news - I've been watching  A TON of Gilmore Girls lately with Jamie! 908 is fun, I'm loving it and this year more than I have the other semesters. (thank goodness)

Two days left of this week! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Days 22 & 23.

Well, I did something I haven't done in a while yesterday morning; I went to church. 

Brady wanted to go to Church of the Highlands to see his friends and I thought I'd go see what it is everyone always talks about. To be completely honest - it's hard to worship anywhere after Glisson. Everything dulls in comparison and lacks the genuine spirit of worship at chapel or at camp in general. 

I didn't love the worship, but I really liked a lot of things about the message. I decided to pursue the message online in the future and join a small group for community. I like interactivity, so maybe a small group will be good! Sometimes sitting through a sermon means my mind wanders because I'm not a sit down inside in itchy clothes and pay attention kind of girl! I'm a go outside and run around and drink lemonade kind of girl! 

Here was the part where I knew I had done a good thing by going - Obviously DCI auditions are at the forefront of my mind. I'm nervous, excited, giggly, and a little anxious after watching for so many years at the dome. But then the pastor said "It's time to get out of the stands and get on the filed." 


It just doesn't get more relevant than that for me - so I'm sold for another week!

Side note - I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY. please phone call soon.