Tuesday, March 27, 2012

YES Abroad IPSE

video

I will have a whole post about the event later, but at the moment my cold is making it hard to write.  So enjoy the video :D

Thursday, March 22, 2012

2 days...

Two days until the YES Abroad IPSE (In-Person Selection Event).  I can't even begin to explain how incredibly excited and...awed I am.  I have made it this far.  I am so honored and humbled.  I have become one of 90 semi-finalists, and I hope dearly that I am one of the 55 finalists.  This upcoming weekend I will get the chance to meet all of my newfound friends and make countless new ones.  It will be something that I will never forget.  I am bringing dinosaur stickers and mini plastic dinosaurs to hand out.  People will get the stickers and dinosaurs after telling me their name, home city, and top three country choices :)  I figured this is as good of a way as any to meet new people, and what teenager doesn't like stickers?  I swear, we are worse than 4 year olds with those things.  I hope the dinosaurs don't run rampant and get under people's feet though.  I thought they might be good little momentos...

Anyways, that's all I have to say for now.  I'm sure I will have lots to write about on Monday, so until then, have a wonderful weekend!

Olivia

P.S. I would never leave you without a song.



Monday, March 12, 2012

IPSE anyone?

Hello again my lovely friends!


I have been negligent in my blog updates, but there really hasn't been much to update on!  As you may know, I am a semi-finalist for the YES Abroad scholarship!  As it stands, my country choices are in this order: Oman, Turkey, Indonesia, Morocco, Egypt, India, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Thailand, Malaysia, Ghana, Mali.


I like it.  Oman is calling my name, but any of the others would be absolutely fantastic as well.  The IPSE (In person selection event) is in 12 days.  I have no clue what our schedule is, or when my interview will be.  Or what to expect in my interview.   I get to meet all of my new friends though!  Our Facebook group is full of spastic teenagers right now.  I'm ridiculously excited :D


On a side note, I started tennis again!  It's good to be back.  All of my calluses went away, and my arms have turned to noodles again.  I'm also starting up my circus training again soon!  Contortion, Lyra, hooping, and general tumbling will be my main focus.  Those are good things to have under my belt.  And for fun, I signed myself up for some flying trapeze classes!  I've always thought it looked fun, so I might as well give it a try.  The more I know, the more Cirque Du Soleil might want me in the future!  Maybe that's not how it works, but I learn quickly enough.


Well, that's all of my ramblings for the moment!  I'm sure I will have more interesting things to tell you after the IPSE.  I will probably document my pain filled journey into my contortion class as well.  Goodness knows after 5 months or so I am going to be in pain.  I'm losing my splits!  Time to shape up and get bendy again!


Well, swapping off to 93.3 LIV!  (I'm such a nerd.)


It just seems so...happy.  I tend to nod my head and bob along with the beat while listening to it.


I love everything about this show.  From the music, to the characters, to the costumes. 

Every time I see this, I get a smile on my face.  

Beautiful song.  Ridiculously talented performers.  Amazing show.

Alright, alright.  Enough with the Cirque videos.  I can't help it.  It's wonderful, and hopefully my future job.  That's all for tonight.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Olivia