I was recently contacted by Mutual of Omaha to participate in their mobile tour where they talk to people about what their "Aha" Moment is. When they first asked I was like, "heck yeah, sign me up!"
Then, the day of the event came along. I got dressed, I did my hair pretty, I put on more makeup than usual and about two hours before my scheduled appointment...I cancelled. The reason. I absolutely hate being on camera. I've done it, quite a few times actually with GETty Crafty, but I absolutely hate it. I'll take a million pictures of myself and post them online. Capture me speaking though and it makes my skin crawl.
Right after cancelling I realized how stupid I was being and got back on the books. The video is now online for you to watch.
While I like the message I still don't like myself on camera. I look so red, mostly because it felt a bazillion degrees in their van. There's something about the way my mouth moves and my slight lisp that makes me nutty. On the same note though it reminds me that we really need to be kinder to ourselves. I can send this to you and pick myself apart about every single thing that I hate...and oh don't even think there aren't a TON. Why do we do that? I bet half the stuff I notice other people don't even see. I know, I'm getting all Dove commercial on your right now.
So, I'll leave you with a nice comment for myself instead. I really like my hair right now. Ha! Oh, they did spell my name wrong though... there goes my 1 minute and 30 seconds of fame.