Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Journey to now...

Throughout my entire life, I have always tried living for the moment, no matter what happens, something always drives me to do something else. I looked back at some of the things I have been privileged to do, and took some snapshots from videos that I have been apart of, and I think back and if you would have asked me last year at this time, if I would be doing what I am doing, I would honestly think you were crazy. I didn't have too much experience at this time last year, but ever since then, I have been non-stop just go go go getting experience anywhere and everywhere I can.

Lets start with what I started doing last semester that has probably grown and started my "on camera career" and it made me the known person I am now. I worked with Around Liberty in 90 Seconds and after a couple weeks of trying out different hosts, the class and the professor in charge decided to make Olivia Willats and myself the hosts for the weekly segment. I was always the person that said, "if I get on 90 seconds just once before I graduate, I will be able to graduate a happy man." And here I was hosting it every single week, it was like almost too good to be true, and ever since then, I have been called "Mr. 90 Seconds" and things like that, it honestly was one of the biggest and best experiences of my life! Here is probably one of my favorite pictures that my co-host and I took during a dodge ball tournament...

Then this summer happened and I was able to get an unbelievable internship at TV Guide, I didn't get as much on camera experience at TV Guide, but the experience I did get was amazing, a couple weeks before the end of summer one of the senior editors came up to me, and asked if I wanted to do an on camera interview with the Host of a Spike TV show, "Bar Rescue". I jumped at the opportunity and got some of the best experience that I got all summer, and being in the camera shot for TV Guide, and having it go online for everyone to see was amazing...

This now brings me to the present, and what I am currently doing, I am one of the sports reporters for Option LU, and every other week I get to interview a different athlete for whichever sport we happen to cover for that episode, I have interviewed Chris Phillips from the Liberty Soccer Team, Cameron Richard of the Women's Tennis Team, Courtney Cooper of the Women's Volleyball Team, Jackson Kuhn of the Men's Hockey Team, and most recently Chris Summers of the Liberty Football Team. I am so blessed that I get the privilege to interview such great athletes, and some of the best athletes in the country at their respected sports. I have never been so happy to call Liberty University my home and my school, and getting to do it for such a great program such as Option LU, just makes everything better. Here is a snapshot of the Chris Summers interview that I conducted yesterday evening.

As you can see, I have been so fortunate to be put in a place where I can make my dreams become realities, and go after something that I have had a passion for for so long. Like I said, if you would have told me last semester at this time that I would have the chance to do what I have so far in my life I would have thought you were crazy. This is only the beginning to something special and something big in my life! Thank you to everyone who has been apart of what is going to be the best life I can live!

"Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow"
~ Vince Lombardi

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