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It’s been an exciting few weeks. The kids went back to school, we’re getting used to homework and fall sports…and I was on TV yesterday! I know–I’m shocked, too!
Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH
*If the above link doesn’t work for you, try this one! Local Writer Stops by WTOL.
Here’s the thing. I’m not one of those people who secretly wishes to try out for American Idol. Yeah, I can be a goofball, but when my friend called, saying she wanted to schedule me on two morning television shows, my inner show-off went in hiding.
I’d be nervous. I’d talk too fast. I’d say odd things! In other words, I’d turn into a complete spaz! And for real, what was I going to wear??
I spend most of my days in jeans, yoga pants or shorts. Dress up clothes don’t really exist in my wardrobe. Guess who finds shopping super stressful? Yeah, that’s me!
Then I mentally slapped myself. I’m a big believer in making the most of opportunities. My friend had gone out of her way to arrange this, and there was no way I was going to say no out of fear.
So I went shopping. Found three dresses I liked, but they made me look bulky. I realized a cute blue dress I’d purchased for a wedding would work just fine.
When I arrived at the studio, everyone was so friendly. The interviewers made me feel comfortable, and I didn’t sound like a complete weirdo! Bonus!
It was a really fun day, and I will always remember it. If you ever get a chance to do something out of your comfort zone, I hope you’ll shush your inner critic. Get out there and try! You might have fun!
Have you ever debated turning down an opportunity out of fear? How did you get through it?
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Great interview. Your dress matched the reporters….how fun! Your link didn’t work for me but if you put in http://www.wtol.com. or Toledo news now ….no spaces between words it will take you to the page, then scroll down to the interview.
We didn’t even plan it, Bettie! Haha!! I’m sorry the link didn’t work. I’ll insert another one in addition to it. Thanks for letting me know!
Jill, what an amazing opportunity! Good for you on not letting fear rule your decision to say yes. And yes, I confess, I’ve had times when I’ve let fear determine my answer. I’ve been working to overcome that tendency by saying yes, even when it’s not comfortable.
What a fun interview. You did a great job, didn’t look nervous. 🙂
It’s hard to say yes to things that scare us! But every time I do, I feel good. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
You did a great job, Jill. I hate to have my picture taken, so I can ‘t imagine being on TV. Yikes! I’m getting hives just thinking about it.
Thanks, Jill!! I was really nervous before I got there, but I told myself to calm down. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!
You did great. You didn’t appear nervous at all. God was with you while you were there.
Thank you, Cecelia!! You’re right–God was with me!