I think it was Dr. Phil who first presented the concept on a national stage that the one thing we all have in common is our need for validation. We just want to be heard. And I am blessed with a regular opportunity to hold a microphone and share my thoughts about, well, my life before a live audience. The latest chance came Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo. I was told upon arrival that some 175 ladies were there and excited to hear from me. That is an awesome feeling–to show up somewhere on a weekend, talk about yourself and get nods and smiles back. Especially when I’m speaking to a female-only crowd. I cut loose. Talk of pantyhose and push-up bras usually comes up along with serious stuff like God and tragic local news stories. Often asked to give organizers a “title” for my talk so they can post it in a bulletin or on a flyer, I tell them to call it Faith, Family & Fake Lashes: The Life of a News Anchor. Of course I never write down a speech or plan to say anything specific in advance. I just show up and open my mouth. It’s a lot of fun. And to all of you who’ve ever been among the listeners, bored at some point perhaps by my musings on laugh attacks during serious news stories or viewers who email about my lipstick shade, thanks for seeming to be so attentive.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 54
This post was written by Tara on December 4, 2012