So for my birthday I granted myself a night out, last night, telling silly stories instead of packing for the family trip today.
Crazy thing listening to yourself. That is, following an intuition to just go do it. I just went out to the West Chester Story Slam last night, signed the releases allowing a YouTube presentation of my story, took the microphone, and went ahead and told it. Don’t get me wrong, I have many stories to tell, but last night’s has been on my mind a while. I’ve told it plenty before, but never for the express purpose of entertaining. So it was a little like being a stand-up comic where you carefully pace and time and reveal your truths and then watch people laugh.
I loved it. And I was even one of the winners!
Now I am automatically entered into the Grand Slam in November where each month’s winners compete for the title of Best Story Teller in Chester County.
So what was my story about? Some say it’s about how sex education differs by generations, but I say it’s about showing respect to your kids even when you must embarrass yourself. It’s about sacrificing for kids because you’re a parent.
Click on the link above to see a video of me telling my story on the story slam website.
Ooh, I can’t wait to see this. Good to see that Chester County is coming around to an appreciation of Jane’s literary and overall storytelling talents. Kudos!!!!!
Loaded it – WONDERFUL, Racounteuse! I don’t think I’ll ever look at my arm the same way again.
Hey, Thanks for watching this. It was so much fun to try this new challenge and see that I could do it!
P.S. Happy Birthday!