“Wow. I can’t believe it’s over. It seemed like it happened in slow motion but then raced by at the same time. I’m so glad I shared what I did. I’m so inspired by all of these people. That was amazing.”
Those are just a few things that run through my mind when I think about the question, “How was it?”
Standing on that red dot, in front of 500 people and a live-stream, I felt like I was being seen, I knew I was being heard, and I have never felt so vulnerable in my life. I didn’t know if I would share what I did until I chose to in that moment (talk about a free style). But then I thought, “I’m standing here telling people, encouraging them to not give up. I’m here, and I can’t give up now. I have to say this.” Then the words fell out of my mouth and my heart felt lighter.
I didn’t just share my music on that stage, I got to share how it’s saved my life. I got to share part of my story, a part that makes me, me. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have had that moment, and I am in awe at everyone who showed up to share their stories.
I still feel like I have to pinch myself when I think about the fact that I was on a TEDx stage. I feel empowered. I am excited for what comes next, and who knows what that may be! But I have this gut feeling, a nervous excited feeling, that whatever it is, it’s going to be exactly what I need. *thanks universe* But mostly, I am so happy to be part of and know this new community of incredibly brave, and talented women.
[Watch her TEDx Talk/Performance here: https://youtu.be/RAHCbS4AOKs]