We all have a story to tell, right? And sometimes, we are lucky enough to be given a platform to tell it. This blog has been my platform since late 2010 and as a champion Starter of Projects I Never Finish, I’m pretty damn proud of myself for sticking with this for so long.
This weekend, I have the opportunity to share my story on another platform. I will be a cast member of the Southeast Texas Listen to Your Mother show. If you don’t know about LTYM, dust off that dirt from the rock you’ve been living under and read about it here.
The cast is a great group of ladies and one lovely gentleman who are all very different. I like that. I celebrate their differences and hope that they appreciate mine as well. I also hope that the audience appreciates my story. There’s all of this talk about the “me too’s” that happen at these shows. I can honestly say that I’m expecting the “bless her hearts” to outweigh the “me too’s” a thousand times…
You see, my story discusses the unpopular topic of my not being religious. Because of it, I’ve almost backed out of this gig multiple times. But regardless of what the audience thinks, it is MY story to tell. I’m proud of who I am. I’m proud of the wife and mother I have become. My strength comes from within and that is something I will never change. And I’m very much at peace with that choice.
I still don’t know what I’m wearing tomorrow, but I picked out two nice bottles of champagne for the cast to toast our success and our bravery. Priorities.
If you are coming out to Beaumont to see us, I thank you in advance. The stories we all tell are unique, important and worth every minute of your time. We are all so very brave in our own ways by getting up on that stage and putting ourselves out there.
I’m thankful to be a part of all of this and can’t wait to see how Sunday’s show turns out. Here’s wishing many broken legs this weekend! Not really… we do have to climb stairs to get up on stage, you know.