It’s time to travel back in time. Back to February 13th, the first time I ever saw Pip on my television. It was a normal day, and I was excited for The Voice. I remember seeing a guy come up on the screen. The first thing I noticed? His name. It was unique, and I loved it. The next? His style. A bow tie, suspenders, and orange converse. He made me smile. I then got a little nervous, hoping the coaches thought he was good and turned. As the music started and he began to sing, chills went through me. He was great! I sat watching, hoping someone would turn. I didn’t have to worry for long, all four coaches turned! After the coaches argued over him, Pip chose Adam. At that point in time, I didn’t know that he would end up being my favorite on the show. I bought his song on Itunes, and it, along with his others, are high up on my ‘most listened to’ song list.
Time went on, and the battle rounds started. At each week, I found myself anxious for Pip’s turn. After a week or two, I realized he was my favorite. He was the person I was most nervous about moving to the live rounds. After weeks of waiting, it was time. I watched as the battle ended, and he went through to the live rounds.
I don’t know why it took me so long to make a fan account, but eventually I did. On April 15th I wanted to make a fan account, so I did. I had a tough time deciding what to call it. I knew there were already accounts for his suspenders and bow ties, so I had to think of something else. Eventually a thought came to me. He has dimples… I was unsure if it sounded to weird, but I made it anyways. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Later that day there was a huge surprise. Pip had followed me! I was ecstatic! As Pip’s journey continued, and came to a depressing end on The Voice, I knew there would be so much more in store for him. This was only the beginning.
A month or so later, I realized I was right. Pip made a Kickstarter, and I helped to spread the word as much as I could. I begged my mom to let me borrow her credit card, and told her I would do anything to donate. She finally gave in to my pleads and let me donate. It wasn’t as much as I had hoped, but anything helped. One morning as I checked the Pipstarter, we made it. I was so happy I cried! As the Kickstarter ended, I was thrilled. We had gotten almost 30k!
My life has definitely changed for the better since I became a Pipster. I’ve made friends I can tell almost anything to, and there’s no drama between anyone. All of Team Bowtie makes me laugh, and it feels great to have friends like these. Pip has made me see the world differently. Every time I see bow ties, suspenders, bacon, and more, I laugh. I see my life to be better, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been before. If I ever have a bad day, I just tell myself “Hey, today is just today.”, and I know everything will be better tomorrow. Without Pip I wouldn’t have that to remind myself. I honestly don’t know what I’d be doing if I wasn’t a part of Team Bowtie, and I don’t want to think about it. Being a part of this family has been so amazing, and I wouldn’t want my life to be any different. Thank you all so much for everything.
~Nicole, aka @PipsDimples.