After a long sleepless weekend and ten hours on my feet, I can finally say I was in Liquid Latex. The week of stressing led up to what was an unbelievable experience and an amazing result. On the day of the show, something inside me clicked and I didn’t let anything stress me out.
In the weeks leading up to the show, I was sure that I was going to be having a mental breakdown in the corner, cry, refuse to go up on stage, my list went on and on. I will be the first person to say that I am thrilled this did not happen once. As the day progressed, I got more and more excited and every time someone came over to check on me, I was fine.
By the end of the day, the only thing that bothered me was my legs and back. Looking back on Tuesday, now that I am finally rested, nourished and still unbelievably proud of myself, I could not have envisioned it going any better. I had an amazing time and am beyond excited for next year’s show. I already have a friend who wants to choreograph and we are brainstorming ideas. I know once I see the pictures and get the video, I won’t stop looking at them!
I have to say, the five and half minutes on stage felt like one. Even so, it was an unforgettable experience. Looking back, I can’t believe I did it. Since then, it has done wonders for my confidence. I feel better about myself and hold my head slightly higher when I walk around campus. I feel awesome. From the moment everyone in the room started getting painted to the moment when we were watching the crowds of students fill up the ballroom, I can remember every moment of it. People who have done it in the past have said it’s a bonding experience. That statement is 100% true.
It has been a whirlwind adventure these past few months and now that it’s over, I’m sad but it’s time to move back into real life. It’s time to buckle down with school, work on the other projects I have going on, generate some new writing content, and start thinking about my finals and homework for my classes.