My favorite singer is Leona Lewis. I dream of being able to have her vocal range and always dreamed of being able to meet her. My best friend asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said, “Leona’s new CD, ECHO, or her new autobiography, DREAMS.” My friend brought me both. The CD was given to me a few days before Christmas. I listen to it every day now. The book had to be shipped from England cause it is not available in the States yet, so I got the book on New Years Eve.
When I looked in the book I was a bit disappointed cause my friend had written ‘Happy New Years’ in the first page where I wanted Leona to sign.
I remember going home in the train looking through my book happily while listening to Leona’s album, Echo, on my iPod. I was thinking, “Man, I would love for Leona to sign my book.” But she got punched at her first book signing and the book is not in the States yet, so she won’t be signing any books here. When I went to sleep I pictured Leona signing my book and how great it would be to meet her. Every night after that I would listen to my iPod and think about how great it would be. I started carrying my book everywhere.
On Monday, January 4, 2010 I was on my way to work listening to my iPod. I went to my second job in the afternoon. I was at my register when my friend Alfred came over and said, “Hey, Cristina, aren’t you the one that loves Leona?” I said, “Yeah, why?” “Homegirl over there looks exactly like Leona Lewis.” I looked over my register and spotted her, but I only got to see her from the side. I finished with my customer and walked over to her. “Can I help you?” “Yes, do you have anymore stainless steel trash cans?” We didn’t. She had the British accent, but I was not sure cause she looks a lot whiter in person. So I say, “You know, you look a lot like Leona Lewis.” She just smiled and she started to leave. I was thinking, “What if that is her and I let her walk away. It has to be her – how many Leona look alikes are going to have her accent?” So I say, “Excuse me, are you her?” “Yes, I am.” I asked her if she could sign my book. I had to run get my book out of my locker cause she had to go soon.
When I got to my locker I was to shaky and I could not think real well. I messed up and I thought, “What is going on, Leona is waiting for me and I cannot open my locker!” Finally my locker opened, I grabbed my book, and walked up to her. She looked at the book and said, “Oh my gosh. How did you get this?” She seemed touched cause I had it. I said, “My friend ordered it online as a Christmas present. I carry it with me everywhere. I love you.” She was like, “You are so sweet. Can I sign the cover?” After she finished signing it I gave her a big hug and asked if I could take a picture with her. I thought, “Oh my god, I am touching Leona, she is hugging me back, lol. She is really here.”
I was so happy. I got more than I wanted. I got a picture, too. I sent the picture to my family, friends, and my boyfriend. Within minutes everyone was calling saying how cool it was cool because I am such a huge fan. When I called my boyfriend he was like, “It is so weird, just last night you were raving about her.” When I showed my brother the picture he was like, “Awww, The Secret worked for you. I am so happy for you.”
Without realizing it I had used The Secret, and it made Leona my Idol come to my job. And it worked so quickly, too. It had only been 3 or 4 days since I had the book. I went to my room and cried from happiness. I thought, “The Secret worked for me. Oh my god, I met my idol, Leona.”
Now I am reading The Secret again so I can use it for more things that I want. I am using it to reach my goals as a singer.