Back in April, I made a post about The Biggest Loser. I thought it would be fun to try out and so on and so forth. At the time, I really didn’t know if I would go to a casting call or not. I was pretty sure I would send in a video. Actually, traveling to stand in line with a gazilion other hopefuls was not something I entertained. Hanging around in the heat and sweating with a bunch of other fat people didn’t sound appealing at all.
I started following the Biggest Loser Casting Facebook page. Reading questions about the casting process. Reading some pretty amazing answers to questions. Slowly,I started to make friends on there. I started to check the page more often. I really enjoyed most of the folks on the board. Some I started to look forward to their replies to questions. It seemed like a nice community of like-minded people. No judgements being passed and strong sense of community. The more I read the boards, the more I wanted to meet these people. Which meant I really wanted to go to a casting call!
Salt Lake City was the closest casting call to me. It wouldn’t be too pricey for a flight. I had never been to SLC, this would be a great opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Mr.Bernie agreed with the idea and I started to make plans to go. Very excited to be able to tell my new friends that I would get to hang out with them at the casting call.
Going to SLC meant I couldn’t go to Minnesota this summer. When I shared that with, Jenny, she said she would meet me in SLC! She had always wanted to go there and she could see me. How cool is that? Michele wanted to go too, however, she was ending her breast cancer treatments and was pretty uncomfortable. It was decided sweating in line for 7 or 8 hours wouldn’t be a good thing for her.
I only told a select few that I was going. It was something that was too personal to really want to share with the world. I told people in dribs and drabs and on a need to know basis. Everyone I told was very supportive and excited for me. I just wasn’t ready to share with EVERYONE until now.
Last Thursday I flew out for a new adventure!
I have lots to share and will over the next few days. (Except for my Wordless Wednesday)