I will say that in less than 24 hours, myself and my fellow musicians of the Mississippi College Singers, will be stepping onto the stage at Jacoby Hall in Jacksonville, Florida to sing our concert for the 2014 ACDA Southern Division Conference. That is such a huge honor, privilege, and blessing for me. I can step on a stage for my future contemporaries and do what I love to do, under the direction of a person who loves to do what he does with us. It’s so special to me.
I don’t want petty drama to spoil any of this, and yet it persists to attempt to do so. Politics are ironically funny in this group. And everyone who says they are your friend isn’t. And everyone who says they are your friend will not stay close to you forever either. These are just little trinkets I’ve picked up so far. I don’t want small things, like rooming, to annoy me, but it is. The rooming was done very underhanded and I don’t like it at all. Not ashamed of that, it pisses me off. It’s alright though because I’ll be at the conference all day anyway, and I will really only be in the room to shower and sleep. The fact remains that politics are not a game in this group.
Anyway, I can’t let that dampen my mood. ACDA is something to embrace, experience, and enjoy. I plan to do just that, regardless of opinion, character, or impressions.