Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I shall picture them in underwear...
What have I gotten myself in to now!?!?
I don't do well in front of crowds. Or surrounded by people I don't know, or who I haven't gotten a chance to grow comfortable with.
Making a speech at my bestfriends wedding 6 years ago, I was literally knocking my knees together underneath my (thankfully!) very long dress; or the time I was doing a presentation in front of my high school french class, I giggled so uncontrollably that my teacher kicked me out of the room. Even presenting new items at work is a bit of a challenge sometimes as I sit at the back of the conference room, willing it to be over already!
How in God's name I'm going to get through this event without peeing my pants is beyond me.
Blog Out Loud Ottawa is a grassroots event that started 3 years ago, that gives amateur writers a chance to share their favourite, or strongest post from the past year. I will be attempting to make my way through an emotionally raw post from the past year, and quite possibly a half a box of Kleenex while I'm at it. To say that I am nervous would simply be a big fat understatement.
When and where?
Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at The Prescott.
How much does it cost?
It’s free! So now you have no excuses.
Can anyone come, or do you have to be invited?
BOLO is completely open to the public. You don’t have to be a blogger or part of some special club. You just have be interested in hearing some really great writing, and maybe meeting a few cool people.
God knows I am a big believer in support networks...and while there is a part of me that is never very comfortable sharing these things with whoever is out there reading this lil' ol' blog of mine, there is also a part of me that knows what a huge step this is. Because this is me, practicing being brave, laying it out there, feeling-scared-but-doing-it-anyways, and taking yet another brick off that damn wall.
I hope that you are having an AWESOME day!