Wondering why I haven’t posted in the last two weeks? Well, let me tell you, these last two weeks have been the craziest weeks of my college career — I ran for homecoming royalty. That’s right, I decided for my last semester when the wonderful organization Campus Ambassadors nominated me as their homecoming candidate, I would do everything possible to embrace the week of homecoming and exhaust myself by running for royalty.
I spent all of my time preparing for the week, going to meetings to meet other candidates, and spending loads of money on candy, yard signs, and paint. I stayed up past midnight every night and woke up every morning at 5:45am. I was peppy, loud, and extremely outgoing the entire week trying to talk people into voting for me on Thursday.
When Friday night hit and the votes were in, I attended Varsity Night Live to watch musicians, comedians, and karate masters — but most importantly, I went to find out who would be the 2015 Homecoming Royalty. As the night was finishing up, I stood at the back of the arena with the other candidates, as we waited to be announced to the stage. Finally, A Little Party Never Killed Nobody began to play through the speakers and our names were being announced. When I heard my name I jigged down the walk way and made my way up to the stage (luckily, I didn’t fall on my face when walking up the steps). As we stood there, smiles plastered on our faces, I felt my hands begin to clap when I heard my good friend Rachel’s name called as the first of two royalty members. I was ecstatic! Then the crowd fell almost silent (there were still celebratory whoops and hollers for Rachel) when I felt my face grow even happier when I heard my other friends name, Pete, announced as the second of our royalty! Two of the best candidates won as the Homecoming Royalty of 2015.
So no, I didn’t exhaust myself, fail an exam, and push myself to a mental breaking point to be crowned as royalty at the end of the week. But I did exhaust myself while making great friendships, meeting a lot of fellow Blugolds, and having one of the most memorable weeks of my life. I am so thankful for the experience I had with homecoming this week. Would I do it again? Definitely not. Would I trade the experience for other things? Definitely not.
For everyone who rooted for me, voted for me, and supported me during this week — THANK YOU! I am so happy to have all of you in my life.
Until next week,