I honestly don’t even know where to start with this trip. In the blink of an eye the trip was over but I can honestly say I had such an amazing time. The trip started off with a flight from Chicago to our layover in Las Vegas. Strangely enough the first place I ran to was to the food court to find myself a fruit smoothie. Seriously I can’t get enough. And of course I had to play one of the slots. Lost a dollar but left with my head held high! haha
We finally got to Portland and I have to say that city is gorgeous. I honestly had a little bit of a culture shock because the vibe of the whole place is COMPLETELY different from Chicago. Very very Chill I guess is the best way I can describe Portland. But being that we were only able to be downtown and take pictures for a little while I didn’t really get the chance to scope out the atmosphere. Our last stop was the Move premiere for Blue like Jazz. I cannot thank them enough for offering this amazing trip. And I was so blessed to be able to meet some of the actors in the movie and to personally thanks those involved. The movie was honestly phenominal. I already put it on my must buy dvd list. It’s a story of self discovery, a story that asks questions that I believe we have all asked at one point in our lives. So glad to be involved in something like this! And Portland until next time!
Quote of the week: “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live”-
The last time I won something I was a sophomore in college at a basketball game. It was half-time and I was secretly hoping they wouldn’t pick my name. Don’t get me wrong I wanted to win one of the prizes but I don’t like attention so the thought of walking across the court, in front of hundreds of students/ parents to claim a prize kind of freaked me out. And I knew my name would totally be butchered( another bonus!). But the moment came to draw names and even though I actually didn’t think I would win. I was still really anxious. And then yup, my name was called. And to my surprise my name was pronounced correctly( well my first name at least). I didn’t want to go but my friends pushed me forward and I ran to get my prize in order to avoid any embarrassment. Which only backfired because I looked like a complete fool running across a gym with thick boots on. Even though I just ended up winning a free large pizza (Which I might add is very valuable in college) that moment was still so bittersweet for me because I never win anything.
Yesterday I got the one of the best emails to date. I won an all included trip to got to Portland, Oregon in April. Yes, I won!! and the best part is I get to bring a friend. The trip was brought on by the crew of the upcoming Blue Like Jazz movie. I am still learning more details but I will be there for a preview of the movie and meeting/hanging out with some amazing people. Donald Miller’s blog( who wrote the book that the movie is based on) is one of my favorite blogs to read. Seriously can’t wait and I definitely know this will be a more amazing experience then my last winning experience. Now where to get some cute rain boots…..