Reminiscing and Moving Forward
In Nov. 2013, I decided that I wanted to become an inspirational speaker and I created a PowerPoint Presentation, a website and business cards. My main purpose was to share my story and inspire people to move forward with their lives.
I made many different versions of my PowerPoint Presentation, but in July 2015. I made my last revision and was finally happy with the finished product. From July 2015 till now, I noticed that people are observing what I’m doing.
A childhood friend of mine reached out to me through Facebook after he seen my PowerPoint Presentation. We talked about the time when we were kids, and when we played many different sports from basketball, baseball and football.
After spending most of the day playing sports, we would go play video games (Nintendo 64). We were reminiscing about how much fun we had during those days. We also talked about how my parent’s house was the hub where my friends would come visit.
He said my PowerPoint touched him in such a way that he had trouble sleeping and it almost brought him to tears. He knew I had cancer twice, but he didn’t know the extent of how serious it was until he seen my pictures accompanied with my words.
He said that my story touched him so much that he had to reach out to me and see how I was doing because we haven’t seen each other in many years. He also said my PowerPoint motivated him to move forward and not to feel sorry for himself. He then explained that I was a pure inspiration and I reminded him to keep pushing the envelope no matter how bad it gets.
When I first started this endeavor to become an inspirational speaker, one of my goals was to affect people’s emotions by speaking about my experience in human terms, rather than logic or facts.
I noticed that people are interested in reading my thoughts about my experience with having cancer, and want to join me on my journey of becoming an inspirational speaker. From this special encounter with my friend. I realized just because I don’t have a lot of “Likes”, “Comments” or “Retweets” on my posts; it doesn’t mean that people aren’t interested in what I’m doing.
I know that when I put up a link of my blog on Facebook and Twitter, people are observing what I’m doing. I also noticed that just because I can’t see something, it doesn’t mean that nothing is happening behind the scenes.