Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 50- Friends reunited and Dreamer Showcase

Sundays are always one of my favorite days of the week especially when I have had a busy week like the one I just had. It was so much fun to wake up this morning and just enjoy the nice weather outside, enjoy the fact that I was doing laundry for the week, but also a little hard because it is my last week in NYC. This entire summer has been a surreal experience and the people that have been with me throughout the entire thing know what has been going on. I can't say how much this summer has been just a dream come true and getting to really express my dreams to others really helped them to actually becoming a reality.

Today was a great day, like I said I started out by doing laundry and then I had lunch with one of my best buddies that I hadn't seen in about 3 years. Mickey Alvarez was in NYC for the day and part of last night and him and his parents came to Union Square to have lunch. It was so good seeing him since he was one of my best friends and someone I looked up to a lot in high school, and just to see him and meet his parents was a great way to spend the afternoon. I took them to a pizza place right across the street called BRAVO PIZZA and it is one of the best pizza places that you can go and get pizza. His parents are actually missionaries in Ecuador and they showed me a view outside their window and it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, a snow capped volcano that was about 40 miles away. They also told me that if I ever wanted to come down and visit I had a place to stay and I would be taken care of. So I may have to brush up on my Spanish a bit and then take them up on that offer.

After lunch I headed back to the dorm and relaxed and got ready for the Dreamer Showcase tonight that Sam, Steve and Jeunevieve had been working on all summer, and also finished some laundry from the morning. Once that was completed I headed to a Resume/ Keeping your connections seminar that Cody was putting on, and listened to just what I needed to do to really make myself stand out and get the best deal possible. Once that was done, I headed into the Dreamer Showcase and it was just a night of reflection over the summer and whoever had something they wanted to share they shared it with the group. There was a great turnout and I was so proud of the staff members that put it on because I know they worked so hard, and it turned out to be great.

This week has probably been the best week of my life, when it comes to experience and my dreams and what I have wanted to accomplish this summer. Over the past week, I have hosted my own talk show, The Dreamer Talk Box (video still being edited) and interviewed my first celebrity, Jon Taffer, for TV Guide. Interview Here So it has just been an incredible week. Saying that, this next week is going to be the busiest but probably one of the hardest weeks in NYC this summer. At the end of it, I am going to have to say goodbye to some amazing friends that I have met and the connections that I have made. I plan on keeping in touch with my connections and the friends that I have made, but I also will be starting a new chapter, my final one of my college years. It has been a wild ride, and I have been through some tough stuff, but hopefully I will be doing what I love and that is what I can do! I love this city, and I am going to get back to this city no matter what it takes! Live it, Dream it, Do it!!!!

Dream ON!!!!

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