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Hello World!

Today was my high school Mock Trial team’s scrimmage against our cross town rivals. We are getting ready for competition starting reallllyyy soon! 

The court room can be a difficult hearing situation for me. The tricky part is, I never know if I am going to have an easier time or a harder time until I walk into the room. Some judges and attorneys are loud and clear, while some have a quieter, gentler style. It’s funny because while I’d prefer a gentle attorney, my ears prefer the loud attorneys! 

In today’s case, I had almost no trouble at all hearing the judge and the attorneys. I find that the less nervous I am, the better I can focus on listening and hearing well. So, I re-read my witness statement, went over my direct, and hoped for the best and voila! It went well! I performed to the best of my abilities and my team was able to pull through and get a verdict in our favor.

Being in the courtroom again reminded me of why I love mock trial. There’s drama, there’s intrigue, but also, there is logic and reasoning. It is a total adrenaline rush to have to think on your feet and, at the same time, act in a composed and calm manner. Yes, the preparation for a trial can be grueling, but when it comes time for showtime, it is all worth it! 

And besides, there is nothing more fun than being able to rock a really cute professional outfit! 🙂

Hey guys! What’s up?

So, I am in the throes of makeup work. Lots and lots of makeup work. Do not ever miss a day of AP Calc AB. Ever. You will be tripping over your feet running to catch up! 

Things have been relatively smooth on the hearing front. I did experience a college dining hall this week and I have to say it can be a rather tricky environment, especially guys. Their low voices kind of get lost in the crowd… Once again, gotta be thankful for those lip reading skills! 

One thing I haven’t mentioned about being hearing impaired that this diagnosis comes with LOTS of wires. First, you have a dry store, which sucks the moisture out of your hearing devices overnight and is supposed to help the instruments function better. Then, if you use rechargeable cochlear implant batteries, you have to plug that in too. The size of these plugs are big too, so they can cover up a whole outlet, even though only one outlet is in use! On top of this, you have your ordinary technological can’t-live-withouts, such as your cell phone charger and your laptop charger and your hairdryer (guys have it easier here!), etc! It’s amazing I haven’t blown a fuse yet! 

But if I am silent for a while, maybe now you’ll now why!

Gotta go bury myself in Calculus, ttyl.