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I don’t really know how to begin this post. So much in my life has changed so quickly…

I graduated from college on May 18th and the following week was thrown into a whirlwind of job interviews. Another week passed and before I knew it, I was on my way to start an internship in Minnesota. I packed up a few things and moved in with my cousins. However, life was about to change yet again.

The first day of my internship, I was offered a full-time job at an advertising agency (what I went to school for). This was my goal! Excitedly, I moved back home for another week, traveled to my new city to look for a place to live (two times), and finally made the big move. During this time, my life was so busy between moving several times and starting a new career that I let Dancing For Degeneres slide. I regret stopping with all my heart. It’s been three months since I’ve moved and I miss the positive vibes that this project provided me with. Now that I live solo and away from my family and my best friends, I need to learn to bring this happiness back into my life. 

I want to get back on the horse. Who says I can’t? Remember that life is what you make it. Everyone struggles sometimes. Everyone makes mistakes. But who says that your dreams can’t come true even after you’ve fallen down one time? I say that I can still show Ellen what I’m made of and learn even more about myself and my new city in the process. Keep on the look out. New videos WILL be coming soon!!!

Keep Dancing.

 

Sam

 

 

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been on here. It would be silly for me to make an excuse, so all I can say is that I’ve been putting focus into other aspects of my life. With graduation nearing in just a short month, I’ve been on the hunt for a job like a madwoman. I suppose I never realized how quickly life can change or how quickly four years of college can fly by. While still in college, you always have summer to look forward to. You always know that you’ll be going back to school for another year. When you finally get to graduation, you realize that everything beyond is unknown.

Am I scared? Absolutely. It’s hard not to be scared. However, I am lucky enough to have some wise people in my life that tell me it’s going to be hard, but everything will work out ONLY if you are positive that it will. Searching for a job is about believing in your capabilities. It is about the dream and the heart that you put into all of your hard work. Not until you feel confident in yourself fully will that dream job actually fall into your hands.

A few weeks ago, I watched the movie “Life of Pi”. I got about halfway through it and wondered why everyone was raving about it. It wasn’t until the credits rolled that it’s message truly clicked with me. I won’t spoil the meaning for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but it makes you truly reflect on your spirituality and beliefs. The film is based on a book by Yann Martel which I have not yet read. However, I was looking up some of the quotes from the movie and stumbled upon this one:

“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind always. So you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.” -Yann Martel

Some very powerful words. I am reminded of this quote everyday and remember to not let the fear of the unknown defeat me. I am unlimited in my potential. Good things will come to me and to you as well….if you choose to believe it with all of your heart.

I want to let you know that I am still dancing. My editing is very behind. I committed to this project over a year ago and I will finish it. Please keep on the lookout. I have something very special planned to commemorate the end of my college career:)

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This one features some of my lovely co-workers at TV-10 and my lovely co-workers from Mancino’s.

STAY HAPPY.
-Sam

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I know this is a few weeks old, but I’m editing my way through the videos I missed during Homecoming. Enjoy.

-Sam

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Wow.

It’s already October. As always the first month of school whizzed right by and as I look out my window right now, the trees are decked out in their finest colors. I am excited for what this month has to offer, but I am so excited to share about all my awesome experiences from last month….

I realize that I haven’t written in awhile (or posted any videos), but there’s good reason for that. I decided that this year (my Senior year) I’m going to go out with a BANG and try tons of new things and meet new people and simply just have fun. Hence the reason why I decided to run for UWEC’s homecoming queen.

See, each year every organization on campus has the opportunity to run a candidate for homecoming court. This year, the organization that I am apart of (TV-10) decided to take part in the homecoming festivities. For those of you who don’t know, TV-10 is a student run TV station on campus. We produce various shows that play on channel 10 in the dorms. This year, we decided to take part in the homecoming festivities to get some publicity and band together as an organization. In conclusion, I was asked to be the representative and run for queen. It turned out to be one of the hardest and best experiences of my college career. I was so lucky to have some truly amazing people backing me up and helping me campaign all over campus. Seeing the people I work with come together to show their support for TV-10 was awesome!! At the end of it all, I did not win queen. However, that’s not what’s important. What is important is that I met new people, got my organization’s name out there, and got to hangout with my best friends everyday for a couple crazy weeks! I am so proud of everything we accomplished.

Now that I’m back to normal life, I would like everyone to know that I am still dancing for lady DeGeneres everyday. I am in the process of editing some videos and will get them up as soon as I can. Enjoy the fall weather!!

Stay Happy!

-Sam

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My TV-10 team. Couldn’t have done it without them!!

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Giving out free bear hugs.

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Me wearing the bear suit. Getting your morning started right.

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My face chalked on campus. AMAZING.

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On set of the show I co-produce.

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Lovely homecoming court members.

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Dancing with the king and queen.

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One of my signs on campus!

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Thanks for donating grinders Mancino’s!

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This one is being posted a day late thanks to some difficulties with my camera. On the bright side, I figured out what was wrong!
Enjoy the vid!

Stay Happy.

-Sam

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