I’ve had an interesting & busy past couple of weeks. As many of you are aware, (because it was plastered all over my social media lol) I was a semifinalist for the Washington Wizards In House Co-Host Position, which is a huge honor within itself. And although I did not advance to the final round I want to share my experience with you guys because that’s what bloggers do!
Let me start by saying that I thought I had a zero to slim chance of getting a call back in the first place but I did. Therefore you should always be encouraged and persistent in following your dreams, whenever an opportunity presents itself, you have to go for it! Who’s to say that it won’t be your big break? I just finished my vision board two months ago and ‘Host’ among a slew of other things is plastered in bold letters on the front of the board.
I saw the call for the position in early September and talked myself out of applying a good ten times. I had negative thoughts like ‘You don’t have the experience to fulfill such a role’ and ‘Don’t waste your time making and submitting a video’. My bestie Krystal also saw the opening, she texted me twice and told me I should apply. I ignored her for the majority of the month lol. The deadline for the application was Friday, September 26th. My optimistic side kicked in two days before the deadline, I made and submitted the video on September 25th (A day before the deadline) not really thinking too much of it and went about my daily activities.
The following Tuesday, I received a phone call from a Manager at Monumental Sports & Entertainment asking me to come in for an interview. I came in for the interview, had a great time, and also got the chance to meet three other talented and bright young ladies also vying for the position (that I otherwise wouldn’t have met). From there I was asked to co-host a Wizards game along side fellow Aggie Rodney Rikai.
Now I can admit, that being asked to cohost the game was the most SCARY part of this whole experience. I mean sure it was ambitious of me to submit the video in the first place and it was cool to come in for the interview. But host a game in front of a thousand Wizards fans?! I had anxiety for the entire week prior to that game LOL but guess what guys?!
I did it! I was able to go to the Verizon Center get out there and entertain. This whole experience was nothing but God! I’m stretching my comfort zone and although I’m a little bummed that I didn’t get the position. I’m proud of myself for putting myself out there. Disappointment comes with the territory but if you don’t try at all you’ll never win.
I’m a firm believer that what God has for me is for me. So another opportunity will present itself and it’s only onward and upward from here.
I’m completely humbled and grateful by all of the love and support that I received from my family and friends. I asked you guys to vote and you went in! That’s awesome and so dope! You have no idea what that means to me. I’m so grateful for this experience and although I was a little hesitant to share my story … I just have to!
Dream Chasers Be Encouraged! Your time is coming 🙂