It still feels surreal to look at my calendar and see the weekend of October 25th blocked off, “Jasper Dark Sky Festival” written in, knowing now that I’m actually going to be there. What was a whole lotta wishful thinking (and hoping and crossed fingers) officially became a reality yesterday when Candice and I found out that we had won the Jasper Dark Sky Star Correspondent contest. We screamed, we laughed, we corresponded strictly in caps lock.
Yes, after all that, we won the contest. We’re being shipped off to Jasper and we’ll be putting our social media skills to good use as we broadcast from all of the events at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. Details will be firmed up over the next few days and, before we know it, Candice and I will be jetting out to my favourite place in the world to work on and attend a truly fascinating event. Sometimes it just feels like a dream.
The timing of all of this is eerily perfect. Life is in flux right now (although, really, when isn’t it?) and I appreciate having this to look forward to and to pour my energies into. I just can’t help but look up and thank my lucky stars – from the state of things I think I just might have 5 billion of them.
Candice and I know full well than none of this could have happened without the amazing support we received from everyone that voted for our video, shared it with their friends and didn’t lose it with us during our relentless pursuit of victory. You’re all honestly a really amazing (not to mention patient!) bunch. So, seriously, thank you to EVERYONE that helped us out with this. We wouldn’t be taking this trip of a lifetime if it wasn’t for all of you!
While the announcement is still pretty fresh, you can click here to see the official announcement on the Jasper Canadian Rockies Facebook page and our announcement on The Let’s Go Ladies! You can also click here to follow our blog coverage of the experience and our Twitter account too. I can’t believe we’ll be taking our first trip as TLGL!