On may 7Th, I spoke at a benefit for CHOC hospital. There are these amazing women in Orange County, who help raise money for CHOC. They're called the Glass slipper Guild. I believe one of the lovely ladies read my blog and contacted me about speaking at the event. Seriously....how do you say no to something like that? Well, you don't. Even if you get severe anxiety about public speaking, you just have to man up and do it
I didn't tell you guys about the benefit out of fear. I was so scared and nervous about it, that I couldn't even talk about it. I couldn't even write words on paper. I wasn't sleeping, I got sick to my stomach and three days before the event, my eyeball started twitching. I was completely falling apart. The day before was spent talking to myself. I KNOW I looked like a crazy person.
I was pretty emotional cuz I realized that our year anniversary at CHOC was the very next day. Talk about timing.
By speaking, I realized how important this hospital is to me. We do everything through CHOC. This event raised money to help build the new tower to the hospital. Is it sad that I get giddy when I think about it? It will be such a life changer for us and a lot of other families.
I was determined to NOT wear the ole purple dress that I wear to everything. This time I borrowed a dress from my sil, Heather. It was a cute vintage number.
This is my look of relief cuz I just got finished speaking. This was a definite learning experience. I was very happy to help raise money for the place that has saved my daughters life.
But I don't know if I could do public speaking again. Just thinking about it makes my eye twitch.
I have a link here, that is a video of the event. You see me in the middle and that's my voice at the end.