Never in a Kazillion years would I have ever thought that I would meet the legend, Ellen DeGeneres. If you know me, you know that Ellen is one of my greatest inspiration and motivating forces, not to mention one of my best friends in my head(lol) so there’s no way I can put into words what this whole experience has meant to me, but I will try.
I am a dreamer, and I mean, I can often be caught saying things like “dream come true,” “believe it and achieve it,” “if you build it, they will come” etc. But when I told you this experience truly blew my mind I just couldn’t believe it.
Funny story actually, they tried to reach me for a couple of weeks, but I don’t know anyone much in California, so I thought it was a scammer at first. When I finally spoke with the show, I was under the impression I was one of 10 lucky Canadians selected to be in the audience of the show. I was already on Cloud Nine because as I previously mentioned, this is one of my all-time Idols, plus I had never been to California before, and all expenses were covered! I already felt like I was living the dream! But at that moment I realized it was more than that….that actual first moment was absolutely surreal. Sometimes when I try to remember that 10-minute period, I actually feel like I floated the whole time.
The Coles notes version is yes, I really met her and YES she really is like that or maybe even better than you might imagine in real life. NO, I did not have a clue, it was not a staged event by any means. And I still do not know who wrote in the letter that scored me the experience of a lifetime.
One of the reasons why I am so glad this whole experience unfolded in front of the PowerFilledYouth T.O team is because they got to witness this dream come true for me. They got to see that even the seemingly impossible can become a reality. Never ever stop believing in your dreams and reaching for your goals. Be humble, and persevere through your challenges because, in the end, your rewards will be great.