Speaking Appearances

Yeah… I know it’s weird, but I like to talk.

And not just to friends, though I do a whole lot of that too. (It may be my very favorite way to spend time with people. Not parties, not bars, but sitting on front porches or around campfires, talking.) In fact, when I took a speaking class in college, the only time I ever received less than top marks for my work was when I talked too long. Even with the professor seated at the back of the room, drawing her flat hand across her neck, I couldn’t make myself wrap it up. I had more to say! So, obviously, when I get the chance to stand up in front of a crowd and share my ideas or stories… I JUMP on it.