Full Circle – Brooke White Blogs

When Brooke White writes a blog…she doesn’t dash off a few words, she sits down to compose a lengthy essay. Her latest is no exception. Her latest is a meditation on what it was like to come back to perform at the Wachovia center in Philadelphia Wednesday night as one of the Idols. Just a year before she had sat in the upper reaches of the arena waiting to audition.

I’ve got one suggestion, however. The white teeny-tiny fonts on light blue background is not cutting it! I have to highlight the entire post to read it. But, it’s worth it. Check out this excerpt:

It was around 3:30 am when we pulled into Philadelphia on our buses and made our way up to the hotel rooms. As I was trying to fall back asleep for a few hours before the day began, I found myself not able to shut down my mind, as usual. As I looked at my iphone, I noticed the date, we are in August of 2008. That is when I had the crazy realization that It was almost exactly a year ago to the date that I had taken that red eye flight alone from Arizona to Philadelphia to embark on a journey that little did I know was going to dramatically change my life. That morning I had a little time and decided to take a walk around the city. I walked passed the quaint hotel that I stayed in during the audition week. I went back to the Anthropologie where I had last year spent quiet time sitting and thinking in a beautiful floral chair anxiously and nervously anticipating what the future would bring. I then made my way past a shoe store that I had noticed a pair of vintage looking boots handcrafted of fine italian leather, except this time I went inside and tried them on… that’s when I looked at my watch and realized it was time to check out, grab my bags and make my way to the bus, I went to take off the boots only to find the zipper completely stuck and tangled up in the nylon sock I had on underneath them, I started to panic both in fear of missing the bus, and having to buy the boots, they were awesome, however the were over $500… Long story long, I was able to break free, I made it on the bus, oh and I did not buy the boots:)

More after the Jump…

We then traveled a short distance to the venue, Wachovia Stadium, my starting place. When we arrived I walked out to the parking lot to meet and greet the fans, the very same parking lot where I stood in line in the darkness of the early morning at 4:30 am. After press and the indoor meet and greet, we were standing on the stage for soundcheck and thats when it really hit me. That night as I was waiting underneath the stage to make my entrance on the piano for my set, I could hear Carly sing “I drove all night”, I turned to one of the crew members and said “this is where it all began”… Suddenly I felt a surge of excitement and nervousness to get on that stage and perform. Right after I had finished Let it Be, I turned and pointed to the very top of the stadium in section 221A where I had waited nearly twenty hours for my audition for American Idol, and I said, “and to think that in a years time, I have gone from sitting up there to performing here on this stage, is very surreal”… Truly I felt overwhelmed, and grateful for this unbelievable experience that had in fact come FULL CIRCLE !! Wow, I’ve said it before, and it won’t be the last time, I can’t believe that I have come this far, that I have been blessed with such an opportunity! It has been a journey both amazing and challenging… I am thankful to all who helped me to make it possible. There are still somedays that I find myself unsure of my own abilities to arise to the challenges that come with fulfilling your dreams, but I am filled with gratitude for faith, family, friends and fans that provide me with strength and the support that I need to keep on moving! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…

Read the entire blog here.

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