I had an interesting “a-ha” as I was going through the boxes now in my living room. I got into a box that had my speeches from 1985 to 1990. It never dawned on me at the time, but as I was looking at the program books, I realized I was the only woman speaker among all the men.
I didn’t think it unusual at the time and even now it didn’t seem unusual to me until about the 25th program, and I thought “Wow, I was a pioneer!” I had such drive, devotion and purpose, I just went for everything.
I do believe I have lost some of that. As I have gotten older, I think I have slowed down in my reaction to things. Some of it is because I am a technophobe, and so much of today’s world needs those skills. I have tried to learn them but my brain just goes blank after a few new techniques. I realize it is not my forte, yet it is a necessary evil.
And because of all the new technology, including cell phones, I am hesitant to shoot video on them and then once I have the video I don’t know what to do with it. So I am admitting here that this has really been a huge issue for me, and therefore I am stopping me in getting to the next level. So for those of you out there who have your own “secret issue”, just know you are not alone. We SOB’s will overcome, so never fear!