What Do I Want?

Several months ago I had decided this was it: as much as I loved my current workplace and the people in it, I was going to leave. I wanted to try new things. I wanted to see what else was out there in the big wide world.

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Trusting Myself Again

I am standing at the top, looking over the side. Pouring rain and strong winds made the water and snow pellets hit my face so hard I thought this was Mother Nature’s cruel way of giving me a free facial. Visibility had dropped to the point where I could barely make out what the terrain was like at my feet.

I remember what it was like last time.
I can’t do this. Continue reading

The Veteran

“How long does it take to become a speaker with the same skill level as you guys?”

That was a question posed to me by one of the newest members of my club, referencing all the longer standing members, including myself. Wait, she lumped me into the same category as all the pros in our club? (That can’t be right.) I heard somewhere that once you have been in Toastmasters for 3 to 4 years, you are considered a veteran. This summer will wrap up my fourth year as a Toastmaster (time flies), yet I’m not feeling like the veteran or the pro others seem to think I am. Continue reading

Taking that Leap of Video

In hindsight, this Christmas was chuckle worthy. The DVD’s of the Humorist Contest had arrived in the mail (many thanks to those who put it together). Every single time we had friends and family over to celebrate the holidays, I knew it was only a matter of time before I heard this line.

“You know she won the Humorist Contest right? We have the DVD! Shall we go and watch her winning speech?” Continue reading