I’m heading to Toronto today for a quick trip–first, tonight, to meet in person my online friend Louise Kinross, editor of Bloom: Parenting Kids with Disabilities and then to offer some thoughts on achievement and identity as a Bloom speaker tonight. Tomorrow morning, I’ll be interviewed for television for the first time on 100 Huntley Street.
I’m excited and grateful and totally nervous.
I had a dream a few nights back that I was late to a speaking engagement that was somehow really important. And then I realized that I was wearing incredibly casual clothes–white capri cargo pants (believe it or not, I really do have a pair and I love them and they are not only old and comfy and incredibly casual but also missing a button), a black fleece, and flip flops. I went into the bathroom to try to make myself more presentable by taking off the fleece. I discovered a hot-pink t-shirt underneath and somehow the pants now had stripes of many colors, none of them pink. They were still cargo capris. In addition to the wardrobe malfunction, I then realized I hadn’t prepared a talk and I was about to walk into a huge auditorium of people who thought I would have something significant to say.
Hmm. Believe me now on the nervous part?
So off I go, and I will post the interview here and you will see that I am wearing the same outfit I’ve worn for virtually every speaking event I’ve done related to A Good and Perfect Gift–black jeans with a bright blue long sweater. No stripes, cargo pants, or flip flops involved. Depending upon your perspective, wish me luck, or say a prayer. Thanks.