Testing…testing…Is this thing on?

So, I know many people have asked about the possibility of keeping up with me while I venture overseas to…seek my fortune abroad or something like that.

That’s where this blog comes in.

I realize that I don’t leave for Israel until August 25th, but the way I see it…everything I do this summer (well, maybe not EVERYTHING) is leading up to my heading to Israel.

So, I’m considering this my summer of transformation…and I guess it’s all Tracy Nanthavongsa’s fault. (@omgitztrey)  On May 18th, Tracy decided to run a social media contest on his Facebook page.  Basically, the contestants had to send in a picture of themselves which he would then upload to the site.  Then, the challenge was to get as many likes on your picture as you could in the span of a month.

As my competitive juices started gathering steam, I decided that I NEEDED to win this contest.  I have never done anything like it before…and besides, the prize at the end of the tunnel seemed just too good to pass up.

I’ve never done a photoshoot before.  Never gotten the chance to glitz and glam up for Glamour Shots or anything like that.  I wanted this…badly.

I found intense competition in Bianca and Marcos, but in the end my friends and cousin (Megan, you’re effin AWESOME) helped me prevail.

This is the part where I thank EVERYONE who voted for me in the contest.  All 225 of you;

Blanca, Sabrina, Adonti, Sara, Jackie B, David, Melisa, Lewy, Megan C, Teresa, PJ, Richard, Zita, Kyle S, Shannon F, Megan M, Amanda, Angie, Cooper, Austin, Melissa, Dylan, Polo, Sarah, Cort, Kristina, Hugh, Joanne, Shannon M, Ana, Cara, Shelley, Shambry, Ashley, Candace N, Katy, Caleb, Jen/Archer, Amanda G, Julia L, Courtney J, Kozy, Sonia, Fitussi, Kodie, Rose, Lauryn, Sarah L, Aunt Teri, Ashley S, Jesse, Jules, Brittany, Josh, Nguyenha, Delaney, Erica, Omar, Melanie, Travis, Annie, Sushi, Laura, Lindy, Kira, Ben, Gladys, Roseness, Char Char, Laura, Drew F, Joshua, AJ, Gabe, Bummy, Rachel, Saroop ;), Myisha, Martin, Abigail, Lexi, Frannie, Ashley C, Amber, Daniela, Blasnik, Rose ‘Laura’, Mehv, Josh, Pria, Conor, Fettuccine, Preyanka, Crystal M, Sami P, Nas, Scott, Jess, Jenny, Dominique, Jennifer L, Chad, Nikki, Sean, Crystal P, Mom, Benjamin N, Junie, Hannah, Bethany, Nanci, Chris, Michelle, Lindsey E, Katie, Jeremy, TaLaya, Ben K, Chastity, Mem, Maria, MK, Stephen, Dave, Rachel P, Keyfur, Braulio, Tiffany, Pablo, Adrian, Julia F, Rie, Cindy, Kat, Liza, Brent, Will, Stacy, Julia L, Manda, Serenity, Kevin, Amber S, Maggie, Jesse M, Sam S, James, Moon, Jonathon, Richard, Jody, Peter, Jyoti, Christian, Chase, Marnie, Monroe, Kristen B, Dante, Michael C, Kimar, Elise, Fayge, Zakariya, Cami, Martin, Rileigh, Danielle, Emily, Sanity, Kara, Haley, MiChi, Emily, Eddie, Elizabeth D, Anna, Tori, Justina, Carly, Michael H, Ashley W, Bernie, Aunt Lori, Anna P, Bonhwang, Gena, Joe, Tom, McKenzie, Ariel, Manda’s Justin, Delaney B, Mariam, Dani, Kim, Emilee, Christian W, Dan R, Ethan, Jane, Noah, Betty, Cathyy, Ben N, Lela, Alex, Nicholas, Cassi, Chas, Lloyd, Aaron, Frederick, Matthew, Megan P, Christie, Meitar, Frank, Kara, Aziza, Adam, Adriana, Ian, Emily C.

Anyway, the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight.  So with everything going on this summer, I am making it my personal goal to look my best in time for the photoshoot and to maintain that look leading up to my trip.

Shoot takes place on July 30th.

Who’s with me?


Author: alisonlcohn

Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Communications Advertising. Traveled a bit. Taught for two years. Administered aptitude tests for a while. Worked as a Training Associate for Guardian Mortgage and a Quiz Master for Geeks Who Drink. Obtained my Master's in Film, Television and Screen Media in London, England. Now working as a small-group travel coordinator. Nice to meet you!

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