It felt freaking great. Someone asked me if I was glad it was over and I said, “No!” I loved that audience, my fellow speakers and I had a grand time. While back stage, we all felt nervous but I stared at the big red dot from the wings and I whispered to my fellow speakers, “We are not nervous, we are excited!” And I believed it.
Some of you were there live. Others saw the streaming video the next day which is taken down for now. But they will post the videos in a few weeks and I will share. I appreciate your support so much. And you are all included in this presentation because it was all of you that made it possible.
I wore fake eyelashes for the first time. The makeup artist applied them and I don’t think I will again because they look freaking great and I fear they’ll be addictive. Besides that, they take require the fine motor ambidextrous talent of a Cirque d’ Soleil performer. And after, when I left the stage and cried, the glue ran into my eyes and onto my contacts blurring my vision. At least it was after. So while applying first aid to my ailing vision backstage, I missed my peeps who fortunately tracked me down during the after event, “Walk the block.” They burst through the door, “There you are'” and told me how great I was which is what friends do.
And I hate to break it to my fellow speakers but my mom told me I was the best. Yes, that completely impartial woman who gave birth to me thought I nailed it. This is the part where you laugh.
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9 thoughts on “So how did it feel standing on the TEDx stage?”
I can’t wait until the video is back up and I can watch it!!! I’m so happy this dream came true for you. ❤️
Anne Moss, I did not get to hear your presentation. I am sure it was amazing. Would love to listen to it when it comes back on. What an inspiration you are. Keep up your good work. Your Mom must be so proud of you…
Thank you Carol. And of course mom is. That’s what moms are for 🙂
I have no doubt in your mother’s opinion! Congratulations and can’t wait to watch it myself.
Spoken like a truly loyal friend!
You are an inspiration! Keep doing the good work of spreading awareness and removing the stigma surround Suicide. Peace, love and prayers as always.
All of you have made a lot of what has been done here possible. When I was out there, I did feel Charles with me in spirit but I felt all of you, too.
So proud of you! Keep it up.
Thank you Gray.