A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak for a large group of moms in Hendersonville, North Carolina. I spent weeks pondering over my presentation. From serious to too funny (including an SNL skit of Kelly Ripa being a mom on Coke) which we quickly decided wouldn’t be appropriate for a benefit for The Children and Family Resource Center. So I decided to wing it and just be REAL.
As a hopeful ice-breaker, I opened with slide of Adam Levine, commenting that instead of an inspirational talk on motherhood, why don’t I join them in the audience for a slideshow tribute to sweet, sexy Adam. They cheered! Relief!
Before I knew it, my time was up and this enormous sense of accomplished surged through me. I DID IT! Nobody laughed and pointed at me (that I could see, anyway), nobody stormed out of the room and I was still breathing.
What came out of this trip were two brilliant things: a great new friendship with the woman who brought me there in the first place (you MUST check out Jamie Wiener’s line of handmade organic rattles!) and a great feeling of finding myself.
For a while, I’ve been asking myself: who are you? Really??? What am I supposed to be doing in this world?
I’m happy to say that trip gave me a great sense of WHO I am and I feel I have found a good part of who I am. I know there is still so much more to learn, so I am definitely open to taking many more chances…while continuing to just be me.
What situations have brought you closer to finding the REAL you?