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Ahhh, I'm very happy to be back home, and back to normal life again. While the whole experience during the BTN project was fun, it was very intense. It's definitely one of those things that I'm glad I did and of course in the end it was SO worth it because I'm actually working for Microsoft!
It's funny because ever since the show ended the other contestants and I have been emailing back and forth, and the overall sentiment is that life seems so mundane after the show. Without having the incredible stress, nervousness, and elation of going through the challenges everything else seems to not shine as bright. I'm sure the feeling will pass, though, and life will return to normal.
I was so hesitant to do the show...I was really worried about the format. EG: Would there be elimination challenges, voting off of contestants, 24/7 filming, etc...but overall it was a really great experience. All the folks involved with producing and putting the show together did a great job at making it fun yet challenging. The judges were also excellent...tough but fair, and always provided salient feedback.
I want to thank the other contestants again - I learned so much from them over the course of the show, and I feel like we did support each other throughout. The group camaraderie we had was genuine and definitely made going back to the house after the challenges a recuperative experience...particularly after some of the more trying challenges.
It still hasn't sunk in yet that I’m working for Microsoft! I'm SO excited...It's was hard to move out to Seattle without a job lined up and it's a really great feeling knowing I’m doing something I can be psyched about.