I dreaded the day that the YouTube videos would become available for the big Listen to Your Mother event. While being part of the stage show was a life-changing moment and so ridiculously amazing, I still wasn't thrilled about the YouTube release.
Have you ever heard your own voice on an answering machine, and thought "THAT'S what I sound like? Why do people even let me talk?" I hear a nasally-voiced woman who speaks far too quickly. I sound like someone I would avoid at the playground or at PTA meetings.
No siree. Being on YouTube was not going to be a good thing.
But I was still excited to view the videos of the fantastic women with whom I was fortunate enough to share the stage. They are just as talented and engaging as I remember. Finally, after much deliberation and a couple of cocktails, I clicked the link for my own video:
I was relieved to see I don't suck as much as I thought. In fact, I am even a little funny in some parts.
And my tongue-in-cheek Mad Men hair? It is practically a performance onto itself.
So I hope you enjoy the video and those of my LTYM sisters.
I love them all.
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