It is getting pretty famous around here. I keep having to check outside to see if the paparazzi has shown up yet. I had my first ever radio spot on Toronto CBC’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway today. I almost threw up over the phone line and vomited in Matt’s left eye I was so nervous. I would feel awful if I did throw up in Matt’s eye, since I am a huge fan of him and his show. I stream it every morning, and pretend that all my Toronto friends are just a stone’s throw away.
I have always had stage fright. I remember doing speeches in grade 4 and just giggling my way through them. It was terrible. Most people find it hard to believe I have stage fright because often it is hard to shut me up. When I had a job (not the thankless, rewarding, non paying job of motherhood, but a real job where you get a pay cheque and praise, and no one whines at you to make them lunch), I was expected to do sales presentations. I became an expert at avoiding all public speaking. My awesome boss Dan, ended up bribing me with a significant raise providing I took a Toast Masters course. I almost declined, until my financial common sense kicked in.
I wrote some awesome speeches at Toast Masters, and then giggled my way through them. Then I got my raise and avoided sales presentations as much as possible. When it became unavoidable, I got pregnant and got the heck out of there!
The fame train isn’t coming to a stop anytime soon, as I am booked on Ontario Morning tomorrow at 7:20am. I hope I can keep my cool and not vomit through the phone lines.