It's been some time now since I've written a blog. Almost 2 years to be exact. It's amazing to see how much one's life can change in such a short period of time. I'll get you up to speed. Since my last blog I have had a beautiful son named Cash, who is now 9 months old, gotten engaged to the most incredible man possible, with the support of many been able to triple the size of Barbells for Boobs which has assisted over 1000 individuals in getting a life saving procedure and to date has detected 30 cases of breast cancer, lastly I sit here recovering from repairing 3 hernias. WOW… what an adventure I've been on.
So why do I now feel the need to speak? Well, I've always put my blog on the back burner to me it was as if my voice didn't really matter. I mean really what could I say that would want people to read my blog? I am no Oprah. Then I think about what can happen if I did share the opportunities I have, the place I get to go, the people I get to meet, the work I get to do? I got that answer today.
This morning I had the opportunity to be on Chicago NBC. A great friend of mine, Sandy Goldberg, Founder of A Silver Lining Foundation in Chicago, IL set me up with Saran, the station's Fitness Club Coach Host. She invited me out to do a segment to spread the message of our efforts. No big deal right? I can take 2 days off with no droll or spit up on my shirts? Or maybe squeeze in a full nights sleep since a baby monitor will not keep me from getting into deep sleep, which I am not sure I even know what that is anymore! So Robyn and I headed to Chi-Town.
When we arrived we were greeted by our good friends at A Silver Lining and they made sure we made it safe and sound to our hotel. Wake up call was at 4:30am, so that full night sleep was just a dream of mine. Lights, camera, action… before I knew it I was in the middle of my very first "on set" interview. No scripts, no experience, just pure passion for the message I get to spread everyday! Within 3 minutes it was all over. Not sure if what I had to say in those 3 minutes would make any difference, just like before today I didn't think this blog made a difference. WRONG Z you are so wrong. I get back to the hotel, open up my laptop and what do you know a woman contacted us needing a screening in the Chicago area. My voice does matter.
A Silver Lining indeed.