WOW…IM MOVING TO LAS VEGAS! (this is a good story…) SRSLY (maybe)

Well, it is 1:33am and I am supposed to be in bed.  But how can I sleep when i have SO much to do?!  The last thing I need is a cold to weaken me at the crucial moment in life, but I just feel like blogging!  Havn’t posted since March, but MAN a LOT has happened.

Not only was I offered a full time spot at Disney, but two weeks later, I got a call at 1am Texas time, 11pm OC time, 11pm Vegas time.  I was in Texas for my other job’s leadership conference.  So I get a call, and its the company manager of Jubilee, the longest running show in Las Vegas, the legendary, most amazing, beautiful dance show in one of the world’s entertainment capitals.  Like.  WOW.

They offered me a spot in the company as a SHOWGIRL!  I will be there till September, if not longer.

Now you have to understand, and maybe you’ve seen my posts, I have wanted to move to Vegas to be a showgirl for a LONG time!  This was a dream, a passion, an adventure.  So when I get this call, a year after I auditioned, in a strange hotel room in Texas….like…is this real life?!

I even had photos of the Jubilee dancers on my “vision board.”  Should I explain a vision board?  My aunt told me do to this because when you see your goals everyday, you are reminded of them.  You clearly see them and actively work toward those goals.  This one to be exact:

Along with this infamous sign:

I would glance at these unassuming photos on my “vision board” everyday during college thinking how unattainable they really were.  Vegas?  Professional dancer?  There are so many others wanting the same role, same show.  How would I get offered that coveted spot?  But also thinking “THAT WILL BE ME ONE DAY.” Sigh.  Smile.  Back to writing essay.  😉

Well life works in mysterious ways, or not so mysterious, because sometimes it just comes out of the blue and opportunity LITERALLY calls.  So I’m in my hotel room and the company manager says there is a spot open, are you interested?  I’m like uuhhhhhhhhhhh (like an idiot).  She laughs at me, so I explain that I have a GREAT job with Disney.  Well she tells me to think about it for 48 hours and call her back.

FORTY EIGHT HOURS?!  I can’t decide where I want to EAT in 48 hours.

After much emotional stress, in Texas, phone calls, tears, nose blowing, no sleep, high tensions, and finally peace:  I AM MOVING TO LAS VEGAS, SIN CITY!

Hopefully I can chronicle my journey here better than my time at Disney.  But I’m not sure how much time I will actually have.  I will be keeping my social media job remotely during the day, and doing two shows a night, 6 nights a week, every week.  :/

Point of the story is:  boy, do dreams come true.  I am so overwhelmed with the love and support from my fellow cast members, friends and family.  Disney is such an amazing company that I really want to go back to someday soon.  I can’t believe I am joining ANOTHER great cast in such a short amount of time.  I guess that is showbiz though.  If they need someone, you have to jump at the chance, because there is always someone else to grab it from you. And they will!  and you will never get it back!  But really, i never thought I would be offered the chance at all.

I auditioned for this show almost 1 year ago exactly.  I had just graduated from college and this is the first thing i set my sights on.  The glamorous life of a showgirl.  I just always knew I wanted to be different, to lead a separate life from corporate America.  Life is short, so why not do what you want, if you can?

So when they say “we’ll keep you on file,”  they really mean it!  A year ago I auditioned (chronicled on my blog), and came away crying because I didn’t know why I got cut. Spent the rest of the day at Hard Rock Rehab Pool Party w dad drinking huge frozen margaritas.   It’s a brutal, brutal world, entertainment.  But in fact, they loved me! They just didn’t have a spot open for my height at that time.

I cried so much last Monday night I got the amazing phone call.  My friends, boyfriend, and sister can attest to that.  I was flooded with so many emotions I didn’t know what to do with them.  The thoughts of MOVING, LEAVING, DANCING, VEGAS, all running through my head.  But most of all, it didn’t seem like reality.  I really thought the next day I would wake up to find out it wasn’t real.  I kept rubbing my eyes and blinking to see if I would awake back in my own room.  But it happened. 🙂

I am so honored, excited, and ready to join this cast!  Still not real.  Shit will get real when I have my last day at Disney next Friday and will take off on my road trip to Las Vegas Saturday morning.

My goals for this week are to:  Take the pre employment drug test tomorrow.  And start packing!  Going to spend the day with boyfriend tomorrow and Friday.  Hopefully no tears!  If anyone has moving advice, Vegas advice, or any other comments, Id love to hear them!

Trapeze-ing It Up

For lack of an outfit post, here is the video of my 2nd Trapeze class.  My boyfriend shot and edited the video on his super fancy expensive Director of Photography camera.  Thanks, honey!  Learned some cool tricks and catches.  But the best part are the crazy people dancing on the pier.  Can’t beat it.  🙂  I love LA.

New Years Eve!

What a crazy New Years Eve!  Thanks to my friends for making it awesome.  That’s all I’ve got to say about that night.  🙂  We attended A Black Tie Affair that turned out to be less black tie, more affair.  😉

 

 

Annnnd then the pictures got weirder and weirder.  🙂  Hope everyone had a great New Years Day!

I wore:

ZARA TOP
HENRY HOLLAND SUSPENDER TIGHTS
F21 SKIRT
BORDELLO HEELS

White Knoll Drive The Movie

My boyfriend is making a short film that he’s hoping to submit to some amazing film festivals.  If you could go and pledge $1.00 that would be so fabulous.  🙂  It’s chump change really!  But every teeny bit helps to pay the cast, crew, and get this thing produced!

Stay up to date at www.WKDthemovie.com.  This is also where you can see what kind of special rewards there are and where to donate.  It’s easy you can sign in with Facebook and pay with Amazon.  Life’s never been kinder.  🙂  For a $200.00 pledge you get an amazing photo shoot with a famous LA photographer.  Uhm hello….we all need that, right?!

Thanks for helping out!!

Army Green and Stripes

My lovie and I went to lunch today at my favorite place in HB: Jan’s Health Bar.  I certainly don’t eat very healthy most of the time, but I could eat this soup and sandwich for every meal of every day!  Maybe a little bit over exaggerating, but ya know… it’s still delicious!

The air definitely feels more crisp out in just a short couple of days so I threw on my thick, green jacket and my new Sam Edelman cheetah loafers.  Which, by the way, are SO comfy!  I am so excited for fall and Halloween and lots of fun holidays coming up! Yay!

CHARLOTTE RUSSE JACKET
SAM EDELMAN LOAFERS
MICHAEL KORS WATCH
LUCKY BRAND JEANS
ANGL TOP
FOREVER 21 LEAF NECKLACE
RAY BAN GLASSES
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 40

A Night at the Moulin Rouge

Saturday night Michael and I attended “A Night at the Moulin Rouge” at the Hollywood Bowl with tickets I won courtesy of Answers4Dancers.com!  The show was great, especially the can-can dancers.  The first half of the show was great music by famous french composers and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”  The second half a group called Paris Combo performed and their lead singer was a funny french girl.  FINALLY during the last number the Moulin Rouge can-can dancers came on and they were amazing.  The audience loved it.  The fireworks finale was very exciting as well!! I was really excited to go to the Hollywood Bowl because I had never been before, but the shuttle was awful and it was super cold out with my 100 layers and a blanket.  I dunno if I’ll go back.  I definitely would LOVE to go to Paris and see the show at the Moulin Rouge though.  I think it would be phenomenal!  Needless to say, I loved the dancing way more than watching the orchestra, but that’s to be expected being a dancer I suppose! :p