I had such an amazing time last night at the BB&T Tournament's Semifinals. The match was very exciting (Isner won by the way), but I find the story of how I got there in the first place quite amusing as well. Are you ready for #ootd/story time?
I'd love to say that some big company offered me the tickets in exchange for a blog post. That would be the "blogger" thing to do. What actually happened, however, is a little different. You see I've had a pretty rough week, just with me and my personal thoughts and struggles. I've found myself asking God "um, what are you doing with my life?" By the end of the week I decided to put my foot down and say no to the fears and doubts that were pestering me. I decided to regroup, refocus, and change my attitude. No one who's done something amazing did it by sulking around, right?
Cut to the day after my attitude shift. Suddenly, I got an offer from a separate company to create some content, I had opportunities open up, and I got free coffee. But the best part was these tickets. This kind stranger came up to me and said "Hey! Do you want these?" They were four VIP tickets to the semifinals, which included access to the lounge (free food and shade!!) and VIP parking. I tried to mute the shock that was already on my face and simply said "thank you" and Mr. Kind Stranger simply went on his way. What. On. Earth.
I rushed home and had to get ready in ten minutes, so I grabbed these burgundy shorts I recently got and a crisp white top. I added the cape-kimono at the last minute because the outfit needed some flair, and decided on lips the color of my shorts while I was doing my makeup in the car. I threw my hair behind my ears with two bobby pins and embraced the frizzy look.
We had so much fun! It was a bit weird walking into the VIP lounge because I was honestly planning on a quiet night watching Criminal Minds, not John Isner. There was food and I ate two brownies, and the tournament staff were so incredibly sweet and helpful. It's such a great event.
The best thing about this is I had a beautiful realization. You know how sometimes you feel like no one understands you, like no one truly listens? These blessings reminded me that God sees me, listens, and loves me. Plus, sometimes we need moments of thought and focus so we can receive redirection and then be in a place to embrace all the blessings and wonderful plans He has for us.
So thank you Kind Stranger, God, and Tennis.