July 20, 2009:
Today was a regular busy day, until the phone rang....
Mark Sheldon called me to see what I thought.
The Internship would consist of working for the following three companies: AOO Events, Inc http://aooevents.com/, TFS (The Flower Shop) http://www.tfsstudio.com/,
and Images by Lighting http://www.imagesbylighting.com/.
For me, it will be triple the exposure, experience, and contacts. I will have the wonderful opportunity to work hand-in-hand with these three companies, who are all industry leaders. It is a win-win situation, from every angle I look at. Mark asked when I could start, and we decided my first day would be August 4, 2009!!
As I hung up the phone, I couldn't believe what just happened. Timing was perfect and my prayers had been answered. In two weeks I would be starting my internship in Los Angeles, California!!!! I will no longer have to say "What if...?" I can say "I did.." I could not be happier about the situation that I am in right now. I feel completely comfortable and so excited about packing up and driving 1,600 miles to California. I mean its only 24 hours and 8 minutes according to Mapquest : )
I do know one thing for sure, I would not be in the situation that I am in right now if it weren't for the love and support of all of my family and friends. They have been the ones who have kept me motivated, reminded me to stay positive and have patience, and told me to chase my dream in order to "do" something I loved, and most importantly have faith that everything will work out. Thank you SO very much! I am so blessed and grateful for this opportunity that I am entering!