So I would like to start off by saying, I am so glad to be back. As much as I was dreading the beginning of the season, it is almost as if speech has filled a void in my life over the past couple of months.
Next I would like to point out that coaching with Mr. Cavazos is quite possibly the most vigorating experience ever. I strongly advise varsity members especially senior varsity members to coach with him. But only do so if you are ready to. And by ready to, I mean you know that the performance you give to him is everything that you would do in a competition. Because if you don't he will give you some crap about memorizing and what not, the same thing you get from ever other coach. But if you go ready to perform, that man can give you the best advice on how to step it up a notch.
In between coaching with Mr. Cavazos and Miguel, we talked about senior year which made me realize something. After this year, I can no longer consider myself a member of the speech team. That was a harsh realization. It wasn't until recently that I realized how much this team means to me. I mean, sure the team has always meant something, but this is my life. This is the one thing that I can grasp. Sure the plays are great and the memories are nice. And V-Show was a blast, but speech is something that I will never just have memories for. This makes me want to have something substantial.
And so tonight I really questioned myself. I sat down and I asked myself how much I wanted this. It didn't even take me a second to reassure myself that I want that one. I want to take that round, because for the last three years I have worked hard enough for it, and I know what it takes, so it is my turn.
I know that this was alot of me explaning my realization, but I only hope that you don't disregard this as another motivational "speech" because it isn't. Do what you will. But if you want it, and if you want it real bad, then get it because after this year or the next year it will be gone.
If there are no excuses,
there will be no regrets.