Some people say that on the most important days of your life, you can feel that something good is going to happen when you wake up. Today was one of those days. For the past few days, I have been sitting in my bag in the shop. I’ve been pretty bummed out. The girls have visited me a few times, but it just hasn’t been the same. While the girls were so thankful for three fabulous district competitions, the season just didn’t quite feel over yet. They weren’t ready to let go of this year. Neither was I. I heard about this super cool thing called the World Championship. It will be taking place in Saint Louis in less than two weeks. Robots and teams from all over the world will be getting together. It sounded like the party of the century, and I was so sad that I was not going to be there.
Flash forward to today. I was sitting in the basement when I heard about the big news. My team was selected off of the wait list to go to the World Championship!!! I could not believe it!!! The girls were so happy when they found out. Saint Louis is going to be a huge adventure for my team. The girls struggled to contain their excitement all day. Immediately, they began planning for the next week and a half. There is a lot to get done. Everything needs to be packed up for the big trip. I’m going to be traveling in a crate for over a week! Lots of buttons and bows need to be made for everyone in Saint Louis. After school, the girls dashed into the shop. Flights were booked, spreadsheets were made, an plans were developed. Of course, the girls ate lots of sweets and snacks to celebrate!
I cannot believe that I am going to have more chances to do what I love. I'm going to get to hang out with my team, meet other robots, cross defenses, hang, shoot, play defense, and have fun!
The next week and a half is going to fly by. Every minute, new developments are made. I know that my team is going to be working so hard to get all of the details together. More importantly, I know that this is going to be the trip of a lifetime!!!!!!