Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Shayne's Week Three: All By Myself
Note: TJ has openly expressed distaste for my "awesome" activity this week.
Another Note: I'm in class writing this so I apologize for any scattered thoughts.
So there's kind of a theme to this week's "Do Something Awesome" campaign. I decided I'm tired of doing the things I "should" do and not always the ones that make me happy. Now I'm not going to go crazy with this, but life has to be fun and exciting otherwise you've wasted your time.
For over a year now, I've known that my favorite singer, Ms. Celine Dion, was going on tour after ending her show in Vegas. Unfortunately I'm fairly committed to my schedule with school and work. The closest Celine was coming to Orlando was Tampa...on a night that I have class. Now I'm not a nerd but I really don't like to miss class unless it is dire. So I gave up the dream and decided not to go.
For months I agonized over the fact that I wasn't going to see her. Very few things in life make me truly excited and seeing Celine is one of the few. About two weeks ago I was talking with a friend about the concert and realized how much I really wanted to go. I looked at the tour schedule and saw that there was a concert in Miami on Friday night... so with four days notice (spur of the moment if you know me) I bought tickets. I didn't know who was going to go with me, where I would stay or if I could get off work. I didn't care. I was going.
So I did! Alan came with me and we got an amazing hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. The concert was phenomenal and kind of inspirational. She belted her heart out, pounded her chest and slid across the stage like a pro. It was amazing.
After the concert, Alan and I went out in Ft. Lauderdale and then strolled along the beach the next morning before heading home. It was a quick 24 hours that will stick with me and keep me motivated for a very long time.
I got home and decided to do something else that I felt had been holding me back... I canceled my Myspace account. A minor act, but it cuts the clutter and lets me live my life. It was jut another thing holding me back. Who knew canceling an account could be liberating :)
So I got to see my idol, take a road trip with a friend, explore a part of Florida I hadn't seen, and generally be happy. How will I top it? I leave for NYC in the morning to do something awesome WITH Tony and TJ!