I Hope the weather is treating you right wherever you are. As for me I pay no attention to the weather as it doesn't matter to me as I will get my stuff done regardless. I will find a way no matter what.
Most people really do not understand the time, discipline, hard work and pure dedication it takes to prepare for a major event. I'm not just basing this on a contest either. A major event can be something like a exam, a big project, something that means a lot to you and is a big deal to you. Your going to run into people who will never understand how much your dream means to you. Don't let them interrupt you and keep pushing on.
I wanted to do a blog post today on following your dreams no matter what they are big or small. There comes a time when you have to set aside certain things and "FOCUS" on the bigger picture. You have to ask yourself "how bad do you really want it"? You may fail the first time but it doesn't mean you give up. Keep trying and keep pushing yourself. Work harder and harder. But above all never ever give up. Its very motivating in the end when you look back and see all that hard work you did paid off. Its all about setting goals and achieving them. Each day you should strive to achieve things or at least one thing.