Word of the Week – Brave





I was in the middle of posting my Word of the Week and The Prompt entries last Friday morning when an tweet popped up on my screen from a producer of a BBC radio programme “Are you free for a chat?” Well that was unexpected!


It turns out last Friday night BBC local radio was doing a segment on Camping and they wanted to hear stories of experiences both good and bad.  The producer had found a post I had done on our first camping trip which was, quite frankly, a complete disaster and she wanted me to be interviewed about it live on air.


My initial reaction was hell no! but we emailed back and forth a few times and then she called me to explain what she wanted from me.  I confessed to her that I was worried I would get tongue tied during the interview, I do not do limelight, centre of attention, public speaking type situations…never ever. So she gave me a run through of the sort of things I would be asked and before I knew it we were chatting and laughing like old friends and then completely unexpectedly I had agreed to the interview.


The minute I put the phone down I started to wonder why on earth I had agreed to it and was plagued with panic attacks for the rest of the afternoon, but thanks mainly to some positive comments from my lovely family and friends on facebook I plucked up the courage to go through with it and apparently it sounded ok and I didn’t screw up! 😀


So all week I have been thinking about what I could possibly achieve if I listen less to the nagging doubts inside me, stop overthinking and be brave.  Don’t worry a carreer in media is not on the cards 🙂 but who knows what might be in the future if I continue to be brave.  The possibilities are endless.


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9 thoughts on “Word of the Week – Brave

  1. Sam

    That’s exciting Lou! And well done for overcoming the nerves – sometimes when nerves are involved you know whatever it is is going to be one of those moments you love, that ‘make’ you (rather than ‘break’ you!). Definitely switch off that negative little voice!! X #wotw

  2. Mum

    Lou you are brave, an interview on the radio is no where near as brave as upping sticks and leaving behind everything familiar an starting a new life. A radio interview ..tish… It was good though, but surreal for us to hear voice coming out of the radio here in the UK, knowing you were in Canada!

  3. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Wow, well done you! I’ve done a few things like that, and they are nerve wracking, but a lot of fun. I bet you did brilliantly, if you speak as well as you write about your experiences it will have been wonderful to listen to. Very brave indeed xx

  4. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    Sorry that my first comment is so confusing =P I just woke up.

    What I am trying to sya is that that opportunity is so awesome and I am happy that you did it! I have to confess I cant do it. We had a call from a detergent soap brand who will film us here at my home… I caved in.. didnt answer back and said i am busy cuz I am super scared =P #wotw

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