Recovering Out Loud
Scrolling through Facebook on a Saturday morning I noticed a post encouraging people to apply for the Showing Up Tedx Cherry Creek Women Event. Many women who I consider to be role models have been past speakers and I’ve always admired them for sharing stories.
I wanted to see if I could be a part of something bigger than myself.
I filled the application out on my phone…yep…on my smartphone. I was surprised at how my thoughts easily translated into the message I want to share; I was excited at the thought of being a part of the process. I pushed the send button and then I called my Mom.
A few months later, my inbox had a notification stating that my idea was chosen to be a part of the event…ooooh my gosh!
That is when the jitters set in.
All of the things that I want to share, all of the things that I want to say in hopes that I can be a catalyst for change. Is this happening?
This is really happening and in the greater sense, isn’t this is what life is…taking a leap of faith, holding your breath for one second and making the most of each moment in the journey. And the journey has begun; teaching me lessons of courage and vulnerability tangled with connection as if it is where I’m supposed to be.
Strange to me that the topic of my talk is showing up for me at every stop. I am relearning the things that I want to share. Reinforced. I like that.
I like that I am getting confirmation that should I choose to keep an open mind, I am still growing and that I am not alone, people continue to show me that we are all in this together.