Into Day 10 of the Blog Every Day In May Challenge and this one is a doozy. I struggled with it. Most embarrassing moment. I’ve had many of those in my life. One that sticks out right now is one of my many multi-level marketing (MLM) ventures when I was new to the “real world”. This was before smartphones and online communications and purchases. I ordered my start-up kit, set up a presentation date at my tiny apartment, bought lots of food and drink, borrowed folding chairs and a table, confirmed guests, and practiced my presentation.
On the chosen date, I set everything up. I was nervous, but my recruiter arrived early to walk me through everything. My mother arrived, my aunt arrived, and…no one else did. All that planning, all that anticipation, and…epic fail. I did my presentation anyway. My mother and aunt were supportive participants, but I was crushed. Utterly embarrassed.
Many years later, I hosted a similar presentation at my home. That same aunt arrived, and my cousin, and…no one else did. All those same feelings resurfaced from the time before. But I was OK. I was grateful that I can always count on my family to be there for me.