Very sweet of you to say! Sometimes I feel like I talk about it way too much though and I’m afraid I’m annoying my friends who don’t break haha.
I have the early shift tomorrow at work so I can catch my flight at 7. I can’t wait to be in Orlando. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity. I can’t wait to be surrounded by positive souls, and reconnect with my friends down there, also looking forward to making new friends. I plan on jumping in every cypher I can.
Spending the night/morning listening to AM Kidd and packing … slowly packing haha.
To be honest, I’m not really that great of a battler when it comes to competition bracket battles, I enjoy the cyphers a lot more… BUT I can give advice on what I have learned so far. Top 3 tips? Hmm i would say to go all out and not hold back, to make sure you have presence, and overall just have fun. It’s your first battle so no matter if you win or lose, do good or bad, just learn from it. You can gain something from every battle. I think it takes a lot of courage to even battle, especially when it’s your first one.
If you go first you could set the pace for the battle, if you go second you could use a burn and you will see what you have to top. I know there are pros and cons, more than what I listed those were just the first thing that came to my mind. For me personally, if I’m not feeling the music I usually try to go second to see if the song changes. When I’m really feeling a song I get lost in the moment and I feel like those are the times I do well in battles. I use to go second on purpose when people didn’t know me so they would hold back because as soon as they saw a girl their mind set changed.
Remember have fun and don’t be too hard on yourself. Record the battle so you can watch it and see what you should change, do more of, do less of, and how people react to certain moves. Good Luck!
The way I see it, we are all on our own paths; our paths will sometimes cross and intertwine but we should never abandon our own. If someone is acting low and shisty, then let them, don’t sink down to their level just stay on your path. If other people want to be consumed by what other people are doing, or to be all up in somebody’s business then let them. Of course it’s fine to stand up for what you believe in, but do not retaliate back on a negative level .People choose to be ignorant, selfish, jealous, cocky, and unkind. People will hurt you in life, they will do things intentionally to get under your skin.. that’s the path they are choosing for themselves. What someone decides to do with their life is their own decision, and how I want to be and live my life is my decision.
I want a good heart, good mind, and a good soul. I want to always have good intentions and never purposely try to hurt anyone, have good thoughts, and over all just be a good person. I’m not exactly where I want to be right now, but I’m on the way to being this person I am aiming to be, and I can’t wait till I am worthy of that. Realizing this and learning to detach myself from many emotions/people/things has really helped me open my mind and soul.
Even though we lost yesterday I was really proud of me and SHENICE. We battled together at another 757 jam and looking back I saw a lot of progression from us both, also I saw progression from us in cypher battles (Thanks to CAPS for the advice).It made me really happy to see a lot of people cyphering and battling in the cyphers, everyone def stepped their game up since the last time I saw them.
What completely made my night though was when the people I thought didn’t like me came up to me and told me they’ve noticed I’ve been practicing and to keep it up. The way I see it, nobody has to say anything to anyone, but the fact that they even acknowledged me for that meant a lot to me.