I had the absolute best weekend ever seeing Derek Hough in his Las Vegas residency, so I thought I would write about it.
So on November 6th, my Mom flew to Vegas from Boston, and I flew to Vegas from Boise and we met up to celebrate her birthday and see Derek!
We walked around and explored the city. I have been to Vegas 2 times but never with my Mom so it was super fun! We are such good travel partners, and my mom is really my best friend!
I love Vegas, it is such a cool place! I love the theme hotels, and all the people watching!
Then it was time to see Derek! His show was at The Venetian and I really enjoyed how the theatre was small, it made it seem like we were part of the show!
Which, actually, I did become part of the show!! Derek was asking for volunteers and he picked me!
I have been to every single one of Derek’s shows, and he has never picked me, so I was SO EXCITED!
He lined us all up, I was the tallest so I was in the back. He told me to stand really still and not move because he was going to come up and push off my shoulders to jump over us!
It was AMAZING!! I was so happy!!
The whole show was spectacular, an hour and a half of pure joy! The thing I admire the most about Derek is his passion, and who he is, he cares for people, and he cares about people, and he really truly is doing exactly what he was put on this earth to do, and there is something so special about that!
In this picture Derek was telling us how for so long he always wondered if he was enough, and it took him a long time to realize that no matter how many accomplishments he had, or how many awards he won, he was always enough, and so are we.
To be honest with you all, I never feel like I’m enough, I always wonder if I am going to be successful, but none of that matters. What matters is how we treat other people, and who we are on the inside. Thank you Derek for reminding me of that.
The finale dance was to a medley from The Greatest Showman, one of my favorite movies! Such a perfect way to end the show!
As soon as it was over, I wanted to see it again!
The next day was our last day, we spent it relaxing by the pool!
I am so thankful I got to see my Mom, and also Derek, I am so thankful for this experience!
I hope I have the chance to see the magic on stage again someday!