TED Talk Time!

After months of planning & plotting (and plodding) it is finally here.

FullSizeRenderThe big red X has landed on the side of the Evansville Museum and tomorrow I’ll take my spot on the stage.

I’ve been a TED talk enthusiast for years…I can’t remember when I first heard of TED talks but I have spent hours being inspired & enlightened by a few favorites.

With the premise of “ideas worth spreading” TED has always spoken my language. I have ideas ALL THE TIME. They hop around in my brain like popcorn. It’s fun underneath all this hair, and a very busy place.

When I saw TEDx was coming to Evansville I had to throw my hat in the ring. I just had to share one of my popcorn ideas/experiences! I would always regret it if I didn’t. I was not even sure if I would be disqualified as I am from Southern Illinois, but what the heck? Why not? It was worth a try.

Totally worth a try!

I will join 13 other “ideas worth spreading” tomorrow on the TED stage.

My particular idea has to do with beauty & blooms & how they make a real difference in real lives. I don’t want to give it all away; you’ll have to watch the link tomorrow  or catch it online to see just why the TEDx Evansville folks thought I deserved a spot on the stage.

So tomorrow I take my spot. I’m still not quite sure what I am wearing—they are discouraging black due to the lighting and background (so the new stuff I bought will be great for flower shows & such!) Kana Brown will be doing my makeup. She has done several of my brides so now its MY turn in her chair! I don’t have the courage to ask anyone to tame my hair. It is what it is & it’s gonna do what it’s gonna do.

I’m very thankful for the opportunity. I get to share floral inspiration to my customers & the floral community all the time. To share it with TED is a big deal to me. I take it with a huge weight of responsibility & I’m joyful to have been chosen.

A big thank you to the TEDx curating team & the ones who have wanted to bring TED to EVV for years. I’m glad you did…even if I didn’t have a spot on stage I would have bought a ticket for a seat in the crowd. I didn’t have to buy a ticket though. I get to go on stage. I wonder what I’m going to wear?

 

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