This was our first thought when we walked into the Paul Frank Shindig on Spring Street Thursday night.
Let me back up a little. We drive down to LA, try to park for an hour because every parking lot is full and there are “one way” streets everywhere. Finally we park. We make our way across the street to the showcasing. We go in and I’m shocked to see on the wall “The 20 Survivors”. There are only 20! Out of everyone that entered this art contest. That was a really proud moment for me. I’ll never forget it. And, surprisingly my entry was the only actual photo of the 20 finalists.
We were totally out of our element at this party. We acted like dorks and took lots of photos of the showcased wall. It was so crazy to see people walking up to the photo and smile and talk to eachother about it. It was very surreal to me. But, I’m finally feeling that we deserved to be there. I have worked really hard to get things where they are today. It hasn’t always been peachy…but it’s always been a great experience. And, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’m very grateful for this experience. I never win anything…ever. So, for this to happen is pretty damn awesome. Even if I don’t win, (because all of the other entries are amazinggggg) I’m so proud to have made it this far and be selected as part of “The 20 Survivors”.
If you would have told me a year ago I’d be where I am today in my career, I would have probably laughed in your face. But, to see it all happening right now, is such a rewarding feeling. It makes me feel like I’m doing what I should be and I’m headed in the right direction.
I absolutely could not be where I am today without Justin. He has supported me, loved me, believed in me more than anyone. He is my strength. And, the best husband anyone could ever wish for.
Here are a few photos of the event!
Dream big. Because eventually, it’ll happen.
Here is my entry.
I will keep you all posted with the results!