Just like any other day, I woke up at 6:30am PST today as our giant 5 month old puppy woke me up to do her usual morning business. After feeding the puppy and taking her out for a walk, I changed my outfit and headed to work. Although the day started just like any other, this was no ordinary day. Today is the day the Avengers Endgame tickets are out for sale!!!
I got to the office and turned on my work computer, personal computer, iPad Pro, iPhone 7 Plus and my Huawei Mate 10 Pro. This moment took me back to my Add/Drop days in college: the stressful waiting for limited opportunity to drop online and for you to pick the best as influx of others are fighting to get one too. As I am frantically waiting for Fandango, AMC, Arclight and Atom to load, I am also shooting stupid stories on my Instagram of my multiple screens of hope. About 40 minutes into the journey, I finally acquired my tickets for the Opening Night! I wanted to scream my morning victory from the tallest mountain. Since I can’t do that, I took it to Instagram and Twitter again. During this process the excitement had me remember where real influence comes from.
All these “influencers” are accepting free products/services and/or paid work from brands just to force themselves to find something positive to write and “influence” their “followers”. How much excitement and honesty does that carry? Let’s be real for a second.
I am still excited and pumped up about April 25th Opening Night as I am writing this. Marvel has paid me $0 and has given me 0 products/services/assistance in writing this. So why am I taking my time to write this now? Because I FREAKING LOVE this brand.
Real influence should come from where the heart meets the mind with true passion and honesty. I would love to partner up with Marvel one day and shoot photos for them. Heck, I’ve even tried to work for them and went through an insane interview process which did not end up with a job opportunity but that still did not kill the love I have for this brand. (I was really scared that it may kill the love for the brand)
I still have it as a goal to one day be a part of the Marvel family and work behind-the-scenes. For now, however; I am going to sit back and enjoy my popcorn while watching this epic movie with my loved one. Can’t get any better than this! ;)