You won't believe the escapade I had recently. Picture this: I got invited to my second panel speaking gig, and I had absolutely no clue what was in store for me.
So, here's the breakdown. The venue? 45-minute drive away from the cozy confines of my home. But hey, I had my trusty companion, Mr. Radio, to keep me company. Yep, you guessed it, I'm a die-hard music lover. I cranked up the tunes and hit the road. 🤣
As I'm a firm believer in the power of community connections. As for the organisation hosting the event? Well, let's just say VOICE for Deaf Children was flying under my radar. Who knew there were so many fish in the sea? 🐟 It turns out, there are a lot of other organisations I didn’t know that exist.
Now, here's where it gets interesting. As I soaked up the wisdom shared on stage, I couldn't help but notice the sign language interpreter doing their thing. It got me thinking, "I wish I knew sign language!" 🤔 But hey, no need to beat yourself up if you don't, either. We're all unique individuals, and we communicate in ways that suit us best—whether it's through sign language or vocal cords.
Hearing everyone's stories made me feel like I'd struck gold. "Oh my gosh, I can totally relate!" I thought. But here's the kicker: the audience was full of parents. Yes, parents! I'd never done any public speaking in front of parents before, and this was my grand debut. And you won't believe the magic that unfolded. Those parents, bless their hearts, were nodding along with every word we spoke. It was like they were on a journey with us, sharing our hopes and dreams. 🙌
One parent even said, "Your panel is giving hope to our children to become whoever they want to be." Wow, talk about pressure, right? But it was the best kind of pressure—a motivating one.
Their words fueled my mission to give hope to the deaf and disabled communities, showing them they can achieve anything!
After the panel, I had some fantastic chats with parents and organization employees. The energy was contagious, and it reaffirmed why I'm on this wild journey. I'm in it to inspire the next generation, to be the beacon of hope for all those looking to shine their own light in this world. 🌟
So, there you have it, my friends, my adventure to my second panel gig. One more thing, if you ever find yourself on a long drive, don't forget to bring your favorite playlist along for the ride. 🎶💃