Its been an interesting few weeks, is all I can say. One minute, I am minding my own blogging business, next thing you know, people want to interview me about my experiences as a DIYer and a Single Person. I always knew my life was kinda interesting and in my mind, I always have a reality show going on featuring my strange and wonderful life, with a few celebrity cameos, of course. (Brad! Angelina! How lovely that you’ve dropped by ……)
My first interview came about when I posted this back in March on the RepairClinic Facebook page:
If you have been following me, I am a big fan of RepairClinic.com because their website has empowered me to make my own appliance repairs and have save me the money and expenses of purchasing new appliance or hiring repair services. See my blogs here and here.
Fast forward from March to July, I receive an email from Public Relations Manager at RepairClinic.com, Jody Lamb, asking if she can use my comment in their marketing materials. I was delighted and responded with enthusiasm and a few links to my blog where I shared my experiences with their company.
Jody responded with equal enthusiasm and wanted to interview me for their blog. Here is the outcome of that fun and interesting conversation.
RepairClinic.com is hoping to reach a female audience to further encourage and empower them. I suggested they include females in their videos. If you ladies are anything like me, sometimes it takes seeing a woman easily tackle a situation before it occurs to you that you can do it to. That is exactly what led to my first (and only) bungee jump ……..
Anyway, it was nice to have my blog featured on their website and I shared it on my Facebook page and probably none of my friends even looked at the article, but my kids were very impressed. I’m celebrity status, as far as they are concerned. I’m not going to enlighten them….. unless their constant bragging starts getting them beat up at school. ❤
At this point, I am thinking my 15 minutes of fame was complete until I received a comment a few days ago on my blog inviting me to interview with an editor of Huffington Post Live. Naw…. this must just be another SPAM comment that we bloggers tend to get. But I was intrigued. Could it be true.
At that point, I embarked on a bit of cyber snooping to see if this editor person really existed, which she did. I responded to her via email and she asked me if I could participate in a conversation about Thriving as a Single Person. Uh, well, maybe, of course, YES!
The next day she sent me a Google Hangout Link and I found myself sitting in a que with 2 other women. Now, I must admit I thought they were just going to vet me for an online conversation that would be edited together for another time. Suddenly, I realized that I was in que for a LIVE interview. Omygosh!!! and Here We Go:
My family and friends have been very kind in stating that I looked great and acted professionally. I will honestly admit that my nervousness was so bad that when the host would turn the conversation to me with a “do you agree with the question?”, I would have forgotten the question by that point. Hahahaha. Its been 24 hours, I can laugh about it already.
An old high school friend of mine went even further and said that my comment about “Thriving is growing where you’re planted” was now his new mantra and wondered where it came from. Here is your answer, David.
Before the interview, I asked myself if I could define Thriving, should I be asked, and in my mind, I’ve always pictured that one little dandelion that grows up through the cracks of the sidewalk. It doesn’t know that it is growing in the middle of foot traffic or that it will be trampled by many that don’t know its even there. It may even get maliciously stomped on by someone not recognizing the delicate beauty of this little weed. Yet, it still grows and reaches for the sun and makes the most without much soil or protection. That is thriving…. still reaching for your full potential no matter your circumstance. I am that dandelion.
Stay Calm and Thrive On!