My clothes are all scattered on the fold out couch, important papers tucked in with my passport and airline ticket and sleeps are less than a handful before my #NYtoDallas becomes a reality.
11 months in the planning and being the girl who turned my passion for social media into a career, I haven't been able to stop thinking, that when I first started Tweeting and sharing my Project Me story into the CyberVerse, I did it because I wanted to show people that it's possible to live by the philosophies that my business partner and I use as the Foundation of Lifeology.
When I started blogging, I was still getting my business of the ground, spilled the beans about everything from my struggles with weight, to money to boy. Entwined in that have been my plans and dreams and the things I'm most passionate about and I was posting country songs, shamelessly, from the very beginning.
So, by the time I started to talk about one of my biggest dreams in the pipelines, I had already created the most special bonds across the social networks and shoved country music in people's faces that it was hard to ignore my story. I booked the tickets for the Academy of Country Music, Party for A Cause in Dallas almost a year ago and I haven't been able to contain my excitement. Between my love of cowboys and country music, I held myself back most of the time, because I didn't want to be that annoying girl who over shared.
Well, that didn't last too long, when the time ticked closer and plans heated up. Once I started to know which artists would be performing, the excitement exploded and I started to slap it all over the place. We never know who hides our posts or silences us online, but from the likes and comments, it's so very obvious to see who rally's around to support each other online.
Can I just say that the support and shared excitement for my trip has been overwhelming.
I have been completely overwhelmed by the people who have showed excitement for my trip. It's happened in the supermarket, at the beginning or end of meetings, from people I haven't spoken to in ages and some I've never spoken to before. I'm receiving Tweets and Facebook posts from people who don't know much about country music, but they thought of me when they saw something. Everything from pictures of cowboys to recorded snippets of country artists on the Ellen Show ... recorded straight from their TV sets.
I am touched, overwhelmed and so blessed to have the excitement of so many people to share this with and my wish is that it show as many people as possible that it's worth dreaming BIG!
Two more sleeps and I'm on my way. I will be doing updates on my Twitter: http://twitter.com/jodenecoza on Instagram at @jodenecoza and right here, so I hope you continue to share in the adventures with me as they unfold.
Heartwarming and encouraging to witness your dream come true, Jodene. I look forward to sharing in it 🙂
Thank you so much for being with me even before I knew I could dream so big and live so boldly, Raksha. I really do feel you with me every step of the way!! *hugs*