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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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Last week I got the opportunity to intern at both Rockfest and Country Jam. It was a pretty sweet deal (I got to meet Luke Bryan) and I took some time to take Ellen’s Dance Dare while I was at the festivals. Take a gander!

Stay Happy!
-Sam

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The latest video for Lady DeGeneres!

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This past week was crazysauce! Did a whole bunch of wonderful things with some wonderful people. Went garage sale-ing and dug up a few gems then ventured to Valleyfair and soared from a 180 ft. tower (Terrifying and AMAZING at the same time) and wrapped it up with a quick visit to the State Fair and catching up with the g-rents. In conclusion, I got a whole slew of video clips I’m editing together right now. I’ll be posting a new one tomorrow. It’s going to be a good one:)

Keep Happy and Live it Up.

-Sam

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A quote I heard at school…

“What we are today comes from our thoughts yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life tomorrow…our life is the creation of our mind.” -Buddha

I guess I’ll just keep thinking of being on the Ellen Show!

 

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Things have been a little hectic lately.

I’m in the process of finishing up another semester of school and things got real after spring break.

As a result, I haven’t been able to pay much attention to this project.

That doesn’t mean I have given up or that it’s over yet. I definitely plan on keeping at this for a long time…even years.

Just because Ellen hasn’t contacted me ¬†yet surely does not mean she won’t.

I still have high hopes and goals of getting to Ellen DeGeneres someday.

In the meantime, I’m still dancing through all the ups and downs in my life, recording all the memories of each day and envisioning that moment when I’ll get to dance on the Ellen Show set.

Please keep following and dancing and doing things that make you truly happy.

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Hello all.

I just finished editing this video from Christmas over the weekend. I got my grandparents (who are in their eighties) to dance with me and might I say it’s the cutest thing ever. I know it was quite some time ago, but probably the best part about editing these videos later on is that I get to look back on everything. This includes all the little events like sporadic living room dance parties with my roommates, playing with my little cousin whom I don’t see regularly, taking in the first snow of the year, dancing with our cat, Eli, holidays, and so much more. One of my friends recently brought up how crazy it will be to look back on all these videos when I’m older. Essentially, I’ve been documenting my life this past year. With each video, I can actually look at a day’s dance and recall almost everything about that day. If Ellen doesn’t see this (Which don’t worry, she will!) then I can be grateful for the memories that I will be able to look back on.

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