When you have been told at a young age, that you are going to be nothing in life, it tends to stick. Academically, as an adult, you know that only you can limit yourself, but subconsciously , that tiny little seed that was so nastily planted when you were young, still sits. I have an extremely hard time with compliments and praise, and as such, was completely overwhelmed by the judges assessments at the end of my show. Shirley called me a true wordsmith, which for me , is one of the finest things you can say to a writer. I write because I love to, because my words are the only conduit I have for my thoughts, my feelings, my pain or happiness. I had so much fun, and just enjoyed the moment, knowing it could be my last. Peter Legge, a gentle, kind and soothing soul. Shirley, tough as nails, her strong exterior belies the caring and compassionate interior. Her criticism is always pertinent, whether you like it or not, and I relish every bit of it- it makes me better each time I come. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen, I say.. stay tuned, I was voted favourite to go forward, I’ll post confirmation as soon as I receive it.
Show day, its a little different going in today, knowing that to move on , I HAVE to be the BEST, not just one of the top two…… more pressure, but I love it. It’s been good for my kids to watch me go through the experience, for them to know and see that anything is possble, and that when opportunity knocks on your door, you better open it. Sometimes it doesnt come knocking again………. Two great shows up today, some really great guests, Iwon’t spoil it for you, you will have to listen in…..
Did you ever have one of those days that was exhausting, yet so satisfying that you couldnt wipe the grin off your face? Today was one for me, even with pyscho CL guy / my cute, little sick and snotty, homegrown terrorist hitting delete everytime I turn around/ east coast-west coast time difference/Stupidstore grocery shopping….lol….. you get the picture. And now, when I have my glass of wine, and I think I’m about to write in peace while listening to the hockey game, my two year old starts hollering that he’s “pood’ed” in his pull-ups………Reality check.
Ok, so I created this blog recently in response to my friends, families and colleagues requests that they wanted an easier way to get updates, etc, on what I’m up to. Made sense to me, and although I was hesitant putting personal stuff on the internet, it was easier writing things once, rather than 100 times. I’m from up north , so a lot of my contacts aren’t local.
Yesterday, I received an email from a colleague who told me someone posted a link to my site on the crazy secton of craigslist. I flagged it and had it removed, this is not a commercial site. Today, she emails me again, and sure enough ,some idiot guy has my blog address posted on CL , in the Rants/Raves section , urging other guys to ” check me out”. I flagged it and had it removed asap. SO, creepy guy, I know you will probably be reading this, dont post my blog address anywhere,again.I know this is the internet, and really, nothings private, but- I’ll find yours, and post it all over CL, and see how much you like it…….