clauderainsrm (clauderainsrm) wrote in therealljidol,
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Green Room - Week 9 - Day 2

It’s funny how things strike you. The exact same events can knock one person down and inspire someone else.

I’ve been thinking a lot over the last 24 hours about this particular story: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/woman-who-died-in-skydiving-accident-identified-as-st-petersburg-doctor/1208912

In and of itself, it’s a tragic story. The fact that she was my doctor, that I knew her, makes it a lot more personal.

It still hasn’t sunk in, and I’m sure the realities of the situation probably won’t for some time. But there is something that I keep coming back to, something worth repeating – she had photographs around her office of her jumps from over the years. She had fantastic stories of the adventures, and the injuries, from each and every one of them.

Skydiving wasn’t a whim she decided to do for the New Year. It was a passion that she took on as often as she could.

I don’t think that I ever saw her without a sparkle in her eye. She loved to help people with their problems, and she loved adventure wherever she could find it.

That’s not a bad way to live, and dying doing something you are passionate about – that’s not a bad way to go.

Go out and live like you mean it. Find what you are passionate about, and do it.

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There’s no transition that wouldn’t be awkward – so here’s a link to the Work Room http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/514107.html and new topic http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/513841.html

Hopefully those are things you love as well. I know that, personally, Idol Is something that I am passionate about, and extremely proud of creating. So thank you for being a part of it!

In case you missed it, our own amenquohi, winner of Season 7, was just named as one of 10 Most People on Livejournal! http://www.dailydot.com/news/daily-dot-top-10-2011-livejournal/ Considering that most of her section was about how she won Idol, and what she did it with, I’m considering it as a win for Idol in general! ;) (thank you to bonnie_rocks for bringing that article to my attention)
I wonder what is in store for our winner this season?!!??
Tags: day 02, green room, season 8, week 9
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