Post-Competition Diary, Day 1
“Well, here I am. It’s been a couple of days since the
huge event and I must say, I’m much more tired than I anticipated. I couldn’t
bring myself to do any chores around the house apart from feeding the animals.
Today was the first day I stepped outside my backyard and got some fresh air. I’ve
mostly been sleeping because my body was so sore, I could barely move at times.
The soft winds felt lovely when it brushed against my body, it’s feels like
ages since I’ve had a moment to breathe and relax without worrying about constantly
about working out, chores, and spending time rehearsing those poses and dance
moves; just thinking about it is getting me tired again. Oh! I forgot to
mention: I can finally eat whatever I want! I missed hay burgers so much.
Applejack treated all of us to them after the competition; I guess I may have
overdone it a bit with the amount I’ve ordered. I felt so bad for Applejack,
However, she assured me not to worry and to enjoy my meal. Note to self: Do a
huge favor for Applejack and her farm.
“After pondering for a while, I wanted to reflect on how I felt about the competition and the experience I had with it; I feel conflicted. On one hand, it was a fun and challenging to push myself beyond limits and figure out how far I can go; it was an eye-opening experience to see the amount of work and progress I made in a small amount of time. It was rewarding as well. Seeing the amount of support I had from not only my friends but locals and citizens from different cities cheering me on was super motivating. On the other hand, the work itself was really taxing, and I had to focus most of my energy on the competition; this meant I couldn’t spend time with my friends and when I did, it was to work towards it, so either way, I was working. Along with that, I felt this… odd vibe from the other contestants, specifically from this one mare who seemed to give me a dirty look every time I passed by. It’s a blur right now and I can’t remember exactly what she looked like, but I remember she would glare at me at nearly every opportunity she had; it was weird and uncomfortable. But apart from that, I had an exciting time.
“The biggest question I have for myself today is: what now? Where do I go from here? Do I continue on with my life prior to the competition, or should I move on to the next level and compete for the entire land of Equestria? But that means there will be more eyes on me, and the princesses might even be there… Oh my… Maybe I won’t do that after all. I think I’m going to stay here and be safe. :)