I'd say I'm just short of exceptional when it comes to follow through.
If I say I’m going to do something, I do it, more oftentimes than not.
If I’ve given my word, or committed to doing something, I will definitely do it. There's absolutely no doubt about it. If I don't commit, well then....
I’m reliable. I consider it one of my better traits.
Then there are the gobs of things I’d like to do, wish I could/would do. You know; bucket list stuff that sound fantastic if you could only find the time and opportunity.
I’ve been talking, for the last 10 years, about doing something with my closest girlfriend because we are both freaks for reality TV (not the Teen Mom, RH of Anywhere, Jersey Shore types). The Amazing Race and Survivor are our gig!
Friends tell me all the time that I’d be perfect on AR because they know my love for travel. I’m always seeking out the more obscure places to visit. I prefer places where no one I know has gone before. Hey, I’m a trailblazer in my dreams. And I don’t mind discomfort, feeling lost or out-of-sorts when traveling. I’m spontaneous; handling the unknown and pressure rather well, if I may say so.
Well… WE. DID. IT!
We got our S$%T together, filled out the application, made our audition video (which I doubt I will share here) and sent in our pictures!
I was to write the 70 word “BIO”, of course, even though I warned my BFF that it was dangerous to put me in charge of such without prior viewing.
Here is what I wrote about the two of us which may or may not be true:
“Sue (highly trained nurse (prostate)) saved Gina’s (semi-retired Personal Trainer) life when she severely broke her neck in June in a lake.
Positives: Competitive, Charming, Freakishly Strong, Street-smart, Problem Solvers looking for Nonsense always. Neither minds the other naked appreciating their intelligence, humor and antics more.
Negatives: Naturally passive-aggressive making decision-making tricky, impatient, intolerant of stupidity, bad sleepers.
Sue’s morning chipper; Gina’s so-so! Sue’s nice; Gina lies by omission.
Although, we will never get called on to compete, I’m proud that we finally put the money where our mouths are and actually sent in the goods.
It's fun to dream sometimes.
And I'm tired of "what if"s.
GOLD STARS FOR FOLLOW THROUGH!!!
And it’s confirmed that our application was received yesterday:
Thank you for your application for The Amazing Race Casting! Your pre-application form has been recorded into our database and will be read by our casting team in the order it was received.
Due to the large volume of applications we receive it is not possible to reply to all applicants individually.”