Dimitri:The envelope in my hands contained my ticket to fame. I ripped it open and read the card which contained nine simple words; words that would change my life, I would find out later.
It was senior year, and I felt on top of the world. I had a football scholarship, a girlfriend, and a party every weekend. Life was sweet, and I had no worries about anything. I was young and everything was being handed to me on a silver platter. Almost literally. My father was the CEO of a very successful manufacturing company and my mother had a career traveling the world as a botanist and photographer. They were never home, but we had maids that came to the house every day and cooks that served me and any friends of mine great food. I practically lived alone in the house, but I tried to escape every Friday so I wouldn’t feel like a loner.
I threw the invitation on my desk as I dropped my backpack on the recently vacuumed carpeting. I looked out the window and thought: Bring on the weekend.