I believe role models are individuals who have the courage to be real, to be vulnerable, to be themselves, and to share their journeys. For the past twenty years, the Backstreet Boys have been my role models. As you may know from reading Arianna’s Random Thoughts, I am a huge Backstreet Boys fan. They provided encouragement and love through the highs and lows of my life. For me and many other fans out there, they are “Larger than Life.” (Backstreet Boys fans will get this reference.)Read More
I was watching Oprah's Lifeclass on OWN Network last night and was asked by a friend what my favourite moment ever on her show was. Their question got me thinking and I thought I would share my answer with you.
I have had many favourite moments watching Oprah. However, I do have one favourite moment that stands out as life-changing. It was on December 10, 2003, when Oprah had A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys on the show. She gave A.J. a safe space to talk about his personal issues, and for the first time anywhere, he went public about his drug and alcohol addictions. His bandmates then joined him on stage for an emotional reunion, as their musical tour had been sidelined due to A.J.’s addictions.Read More