Hello, friends! I’m sick as a dog in bed right now, and since I can’t concentrate enough on homework to be productive, I figured this was a perfect opportunity to offer a college update!
I came into school with this idea that I would take risks obsessively, and try out lots of different activities that I pushed aside in high school. I played competitive tennis for a large part of my life, and with that had stopped/never tried out other interests. After turning down the varsity offer here, I made it my mission to take advantage of my new time to take risks on activities I thought I would love.
I had no problem submitting an application for student government, signing up with the admissions team, and getting on the club tennis roster, but I mulled over whether or not to audition for acapella for weeks. I used to sing a lot in middle school; I was in the musicals, took vocal lessons, and was a part of the chorus, but I stopped it in high school for a host of reasons, and never got back in the saddle. I told myself I would find the chance to perform, and acapella seemed like the perfect outlet! Once it came time to sign up for auditions though, I told myself I had already signed up for a lot, I wasn’t experienced in singing anymore, etc. etc. I talked to the girls who are in the group and they explained how auditions consisted of singing, a pitch test, and scales, and all I could think about was, “when was the last time I sang scales?!”. After some encouraging words from my mom and boyfriend, I decided that not even trying was the quickest route to failing, so I, on the last day to sign up, asked for an audition slot from two different groups here on campus.
I ended up getting callbacks to both, which was of course exciting, but I still didn’t expect anything. Last Monday night after the callbacks to both, I found out I had gotten into both groups; I was beyond excited. I ultimately chose my dream team, The Delilahs. I have entered a sisterhood, and feel the most at home here I’ve ever felt.
I almost didn’t even audition. I thought there was no way in heck I would make it. But ladies, you never know what will happen! Take the risks you are scared of; sometimes they can lead you to unimaginable success.
Meet your newest Delilahs!