Some things I've done I guess you could call luck. Like meeting GiGi Gorgeous at the pride parade even though I didn't even know she was in New York; or Snooki, that one time we randomly decided to go ice skating. But it shouldn't be called luck when you go out and do stuff. Our generations worst problem right now is that we're glued to our phones, lost in the thought of "what could be" instead of putting the phone down and making it happen.
Did I know I was going to meet Joe Jonas yesterday?? 100%. There was no if ands or buts about it. For one thing, it wasn't my first time going to the summer concert series at the Today Show. It was my fourth. The first time I went, Ed Sheeran was the size of my thumbnail, and I was across the street looking at his back. But I watched for everything. The movements of the security guards, how the stage was set up (they set it up in different directions depending on the artist) and the doors. The doors of course are the most important because if you want to meet your artist or be on TV, you want to stand near those fucking doors.
The second time was better, I ended up behind the stage, but the minute 5SOS turned around I was right there. The third time, was waaaaayyyyyyy better. All the past years of going finally paid off (you can read about it here).
But this year was definitely the icing on the cake. I went with two girls from my floor at 3:30am. We weren't the first in line, but when it came down to it, we had the best spot. We were right in front of the door, meaning we saw EVERYONE who entered and exited NBCStudios, including the anchors and the band. We were on TV at least 5 times, and without a doubt, had the best sign. (Shout out to Brooke for getting no sleep that night. Those signs were awesome!!)
When people my age say that I am so lucky to be living in New York, I always get confused. How am I lucky?? It wasn't luck that brought me here. It was hard work and determination. I wanted more for myself, so I went out and got it. Yea I was scared as hell to be moving here, but I also knew that there was no where else I would rather be. Of course money was a big factor that effected me going here, but I couldn't let it stop me. None of what I've been doing is luck, whether it was my school choice or my internship.
Everyone always gets so impressed with the fact that I had an internship before my freshman year of college. " Oh Tyana, You're so lucky to be starting your career early!!!" NO. Its so much more than that. The reality of the situation is that I applied for at least 40 internships, only heard back from 2 and only got an offer at 1. Yea. WOW. I know. Doesn't seem like luck anymore right?? But all in all, it was the absolute best first internship I could've ever gotten.
So now you see. It isn't luck that gets me where I am. It's the fact that I ask questions (no matter who it is or what its about), I pay attention, I am always on the look out for new opportunities, I know that there is more to life than what's around me and I can put down my phone for more than 5 minutes.
I refuse to think that others are lucky, or be jealous of them because I know that if I work hard, I can be where they are (if not, better).
So if you made it this far through my post, which i'm sure many of you dipped out after reading about Joe Jonas, you will be the first ones to know that I have gotten tickets to the red carpet at the VMA's tomorrow. Yea I know, its fucking crazy, especially after the weekend I've already had. But no it wasn't luck. Unfortunately that is a story for another day. If you want to see the VMA's up close and personal follow my snapchat @tya.na and my twitter
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Until Next Time............................
, by Tyana Yasmeen