Time flies right? Everyone always say so. Where did Summer go? Its almost Christmas etc etc. Well I totally agree! When I was stuck at home for a few months after having my hip replaced I was really scratching my head about what I would do when I was back up on my feet so to say. Never did I expect to say that doing a TEDxBristol talk was on the list of things I would do before the end of 2019 but it is! I am! In less than a month as well...
The preparation has been going well. I got my script finished within a couple of weeks of finding out I was confirmed as one of this years speakers. The slightly harder part has been learning it because I need to know it off by heart by the big night!
I have been practicing every day. When I am in the shower, when I am driving, cooking. Just letting it looped round in my mind.
In the mix of all this I have started my degree in Media Production and still working as a freelance journalist. Sounds busy right? But I have also been ensuring quiet progress is being made on the fashion front to back up what I say in my talk. I don't want to be all talk! There will be action too! So I have been collaborating with a very talented fashion graduate and continuing to have help and support from the Princes Trust. I won't say anymore on that front for now though. It's all still hush hush!
So what else is there to do in the next month? Well being girly about it I have my hair being coloured and cut next week and booked an amazing make up artist for on the day. I have ordered my outfit and made sure it fits of course! I thought with my talk being about fashion I should have something nice to wear. I think all I need to do now is to enjoy this time and make sure I give the best talk I can!
Oh! And I did a podcast with TEDxBristol too. In the lead up to the big day there will be two more released about two of the other inspiring speakers. Mine is about my involvement in sport and how that led me down the path to making fashion inclusive and ultimately to being part of the TEDxBristol class of 2019. If you have a spare 20 minutes maybe give it a listen