March 7, 2014

Grown-Up

This morning was weird. And kinda cool.

Normally my Friday mornings are spent in my office, chugging coffee and trying to get all the stuff done that I haven't managed to accomplish during the first four days of the week. But this morning I found myself on a comfy chair, microphone clipped to my lapel, talking to 300 people about my job. I was an "expert panelist."

I was told that I was articulate, knowledgable and funny. I'm not sure if that's true but I'm pretty confident that I didn't completely embarrass myself.

I learned a couple of things. (1) I actually enjoy public speaking. (2) I'm good at my job, at least, good enough that I can talk about it, sound reasonable, and avoid having people in the audience shake their heads and throw things. (3) I'm a grown up.

It's the grown up thing that mystifies me most. Because how in the hell did that happen?

Posted by Chris at March 7, 2014 10:42 PM | TrackBack
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Yes, I too wonder sometimes: maybe being a grown up isn't that bad after all?

Posted by: dbs at March 9, 2014 3:45 PM
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