BUCKET LIST – Teaching at a Writers Conference
GREATEST FEAR - Standing up in front of a room full of people for more than five minutes
A few years ago, out of the blue, I received an email inviting me to speak at a conference in PA. I was thrilled but turned the offer down. Me? I have never spoken to anyone like that. I’d die.
Then regret at my own stupid fear ate away at me, and I admitted that speaking was one of my dreams. I actually started out as an elementary teacher in college and partly changed majors due to my fear of standing in front of a classroom.
So I signed up for Toastmasters and did about three speeches for three minutes each. Very long three minutes.
But I promised myself if I ever got the opportunity to talk to people about writing again, I would go for it despite my fears.
Guess what? I did and you are invited to come see me either faint, freeze or die as I overcome my fear and do what I feel God is leading me to do.
My very good blogging friend Jan Cline is hosting a Writers Conference in Spokane WA on March 19, 2011. You can read all about it here and I will be posting more as we get closer. Jim Rubart will be the key speaker and of course I’ll be doing my best to share what I’ve learned over the years.
Please check it out and if you are in the Northwest region, please put it on your calendar. It promises to be a great time of fellowship and learning. Besides all that, I want to meet you!
What's on your bucket list?