Last week, my friend Diane sent me an email saying she knew someone from a local news station who might be interested in featuring me and my work on her series called Today’s Women. It’s about women in the Albany area who have started their own business or done something special in the community.
I was thrilled. This morning I sent a few paragraphs to the station about my work and why I love doing it. I have to admit, that as much as I write about my work, when I sat down at the computer I had no idea how to start of what to say. I finally got one or two lines down then asked Jon for help. We talked a bit which helped clarify my thinking then I got to work. I was much more nervous about the whole thing than I wanted to admit, to myself or anyone else.
I finally sent off my paragraphs and just got an email back saying they’d love to do the show on November 8th. Excited and nervous, I checked the calendar and checked it again. November 8th is the day Jon is giving his Ted Talk in New Jersey and I’m going with him.
The Ted Talk is important and I want to be there with Jon, but this interview is important too…Oh…what to do……
So I emailed them back telling them I’d be out of town and are there any other possible dates. (I checked with Jon first, since he’s been on the other end of such transactions. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t totally screwing it up). Now, I’m just waiting to hear back. And yes, I’m still nervous and excited about it. Jon texted me (he’s having lunch at the Round House with a friend) “We’ll make it work if there’s a problem” Just the encouragement I needed.