Sunday, October 27, 2013

Driving and Crying - Guest post on RachelintheOC

One of my guest posts has just been published on bestselling Amazon author, Rachel Thompon's blog,

I'm giving you a warning that this post is not rainbows and unicorns and is sensitive material. I want to also further state that I have my mother's full blessing to share this. Her support was vitally important to me in the decision to talk about this publicly.

Your discretion and respect are requested in what I'm sharing. I've seen what can happen when people bare their soul on the Internet and sometimes it's not pretty. As a matter of fact, I have a post in mind to write about that very subject. Life isn't pretty all the time. On occasion, it's pretty crappy.

My post, Driving and Crying, is about one of those crappy days I've rarely talked about. If you're wanting to laugh today, this isn't the post for that. However, if you're interested in further learning about my life journey, please read my post and your comments are welcome.

As you know, Rachel wants my "deep, dark secret" kind of posts. Her most recent book, Broken Pieces, focuses on painful pieces of her life. She and I met and connected online long ago and found that we shared many broken pieces and that we were willing to talk about them in order to help others. I proudly share my thoughts on her blog because her focus is on healing through sharing.

I wouldn't share these things if I didn't believe good will come of them. If I can help even one person come out of the shell of shame, hatred, or blame, I've done my job.

Rachel, thank you for your support and the opportunity to spread awareness on your platform. It's an honor that you have chosen to once again promote me with my post, , Driving and Crying.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Caught on Video (in a good way)

As I said in my Miley Cyrus post, sometimes you hope to God you aren't "caught on video" at times in your life, but this time, I am totally okay with sharing my videotaped moments.

I joined Toastmasters this summer. I thought it was only for public speakers. I had no idea that it would expose me to things like video communication. Here are my very first taped interviews as both the host of the interview and as the subject of the interview. Big thanks to Todd Austin for coordinating these videos.

Note to those considering interviews: Don't sit in a chair that swivels. You'll want to swivel.

This is sort of representative of my voice and demeanor. I'm a lot more animated and I think I talk faster in "real life" actually, and with a bit more inflection, but in case you ever wondered what I sound like, this is me!

Here I am being interviewed for the first time ever:

And here I am as the host:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Got Balls?

Sometimes, lovely things happen. This week has been quite lovely because I got to guest post for Sophie Lizard (don't you love people with cool names like that?) at Be A Freelance Blogger with my post:

Sophie is an awesome person and has a great website for freelance bloggers. I once did a 30 minute session with Sophie and I must say that she truly knows her stuff. I got a raise with a client because of the advice from that 30 minute session. Please check out both my post and her blog. You'll be glad you did.