A few months ago, I received a call asking if I might be interested in talking to the Johnson County Cattlewomen at their Ag Summit. (Yes, I live in Washakie County… this was in Buffalo, Wyoming… a *traveling* speaking engagement!) I warned them I was more of a public WRITER than SPEAKER, but they wanted me anyway!
Today, I did it.
I did not tell them how I practiced on my drive to work, while alone cleaning my house, or random sections practiced with a curious Lucas at my feet. I did not talk about the indecision on which posts to read. And only a few heard directly how nervous I was at the last minute! 😉
I shared the story of Red Dirt In My Soul – the Blog, and then read a few of my more humorous entries. It must have worked because they laughed at the appropriate places! It was a great setting to get my feet wet, I couldn’t have had a nicer, more understanding audience.
I spent a little money in Buffalo, then hit the road to home. You remember this route, I’ve taken you along it’s curvaceous highway before. I timed it perfectly, getting to lower my sunvisor, raise my sunvisor, lower it, raise it, lower it, raise it. I met many a snowmobiler coming down pulling his sleds behind his pickup… but no moose nor elk this trip. The sun kissed the mountain tops goodnight as snowfence sentries stood at attention.