I was in a made-for-my city-tv movie when I was in high school.
I had to dress the same (or similar) each day—and run down hallways pretending to be afraid of something and scream at nothing when opening a door.
It was really weird for me because I didn’t understand how television or movies are made.
And I probably did a horrible job. But it was with a couple friends from high school and was made for our personal city’s television channel.
I actually never watched it—because there was no way I was going to watch myself running down an empty hall screaming in fear at basically nothing.
I am sure, if anything, it was good practice for my friends making the film—and great entertainment of horrible acting by anyone that actually spent time watching it on actual television. Haha!
Since, I have been on the radio.
On one program (KFLR) where we had the opportunity to talk about building the New Life Center, I was asked the question, “What will your role be at the New Life Center once it is opened?”
What’s the New Life Center? It’s a transitional center my husband and I opened to help men out of homelessness.
Okay—so let’s get back to my answer, “Uh…I guess I’ll pick up a shovel and shovel…dirt.”
Yes, I did. I did say that, “…shovel…dirt.”
Goes to show how suave I am at anything in the communication world.
A time before that I was actually taking a Communications class at university (Arizona State University, Baby!) when my professor approached me after what I thought was an amazing speech.
Guess what she asked, “Brooke, do you mind if I use you as an example for the class tomorrow?”
Golly Gee! Of course! So, I totally agreed—just completely flattered at the request—thinking my speech was just complete ROCKSTAR!
When the next day in class, it happened.
“Class—Brooke gave her speech yesterday, and I would like to point out 5 things that you should NEVER do when giving a speech…”
Where she proceeded to point out a million and one flaws (felt like a million more than 5, at least) in my speech giving and how they don’t have to make the same mistakes that I did.
So flattered to be used as a bad example 😉
Good thing I am made of apparently EXTREMELY thick skin.
Believe me, these are just a few stories. I shan’t repeat more.
All of these stories are brought up to basically share with you the fact that I had the immense honor of being interviewed for one of my favorite podcasts Mom Struggling Well.
And here is the interview. I hope, if you can get past the initial awkward recording of my computer loud voice, that as you listen it will encourage you—-as it charges into many subjects that are close to my heart and soul and I found myself laughing and crying through it—even though it was me (oddly enough).
I hope that you will have a chance to listen—and that in some small way you, too, can be encouraged throughout.