EVENT RECAP: Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend Day 1Thursday, October 30, 2014
A couple weekends ago, Oprah was in town for the Houston stop of her "The Life You Want" tour. A few days before the event, P&G brands, Tide, Olay, and Orgullusa invited me to attend the tour and the outdoor sponsors area, O-Town. I hadn't planned on doing anything that weekend, so this was a nice surprise! I of course said yes and attended the first part of #TheLifeYouWantHou Friday night. I couldn't attend any of the events during the day that Friday because I was at work :-(, but I made it just in time for Oprah's entrance and first night speech. I was really moved by her talk, and learned all kinds of things about Oprah, that I didn't know. I didn't know she was raped and sexually molested. I didn't know she was pregnant at a young age and lost her baby a few weeks after he was born. She's been through so much, but I look at where she is today and I'm just an awe! If Oprah can overcome those circumstances, so can I and so can you!
WATCH: The Life You Want Houston Day 1 Video (on YouTube):
The event was held inside the Toyota Center, and every guest received a Life You Want Weekend Bracelet that seemed to hold magical powers! The bracelet was practically the lifeline to everything that weekend! The first night I didn't arrive in enough time to receive my bracelet, so when Oprah came out and all through her speech the bracelets changed color and I felt left out! Ha! I told myself the first thing I'm doing on Saturday, when I return, is picking up my bracelet. The bracelets were gorgeous in the almost sold-out stadium.
|Oprah arrived in a fabulous long yellow dress that exuded confidence and a bright and cheery future for all of us! She of course arrived to a standing ovation and cheers!|
|Oprah took us through a timeline of her life. In this particular picture she told us how one of the assistant producers were telling her that her nose wasn't right and her hair wasn't right.|
|Oprah featured local Houstonians who had a dream when they were younger and grew up to fulfill their dreams, like Candice!|
|Oprah gave us the story of how she came to be in the movie, The Color Purple and even featured a clip from the movie.|
|Oprah had an amazing closing statement and it gave me goosebumps! I was definitely ready to come back the next day and learn how to live the life I want!|
|After Oprah's speech you could shop the O Shops around the hallway. I was way too tired to wait in the line to purchase something, so I also made the decision to return the next day and buy something!|
|Toyota was also a sponsor of the tour and they provided motivational postcards for us to mail to our friends and family! They provided the postage stamps!|
|I thought this was an awesome shot of the stadium at the end of the evening!|