Wow, it’s weird to think that this is my last post about eminent ever. For me it marks TALONS 10 being a third of the way done; the other two thirds being in-depth and the adventure trip. So this is a bitter-sweet moment because I got it all done and it was great, but it went by so fast. It feels like just yesterday it was the beginning of October and I had no idea who my person was, so to think that it’s all done now its pretty sad.
So, let’s see, where to start? Going into the big night I wasn’t super nervous. It was probably because I was busy with a whole bunch of other things like putting the finishing touches on my learning center, or getting my costume together. The night itself was a blast. It was so cool to see all the different learning centers come together and see all the people in costume. There was also a different feeling the on the night of compared to last year. I wasn’t worrying about doing my committee work or setting everything up. Instead, I just had to make sure that my learning center was done and I was ready to deliver my speech. Speaking of the speech, it was pretty much what I was told it would be, “Not that bad.” It really wasn’t that bad, at all. Watching the speeches and seeing all the work that everyone put into their projects was amazing. I liked the fact that I presented mine after the intermission because it gave me a chance to catch my breath before I went on stage.
As for my learning center, I created a recording studio like the one that Neil Young has on his property. My dad and I built a recording booth and table, and the rest of the items were found in my house. I had some Neil Young tunes playing and had a notepad for people to write there own song on. It ended up becoming one collaborative song with each person adding a couple lines as they came by.
So that concludes eminent for this year, and for me. It was a great experience and I had an absolute blast. All the hours of work and lost sleep were totally worth it, and I learned a ton. I can’t believe it’s actually over and I’d totally do it again.