This Past thursday I did the reveal of my book to the ladies I dedicated it to and I have to say it went a lot better than I had originally anticipated. It had been arranged a while ago that I would speak at the end of my old alternate education program’s graduation this year. The teacher, one of the dedicatees had kind of forgot so fortunately one of the other staff members introduced me at the end haha. I had a good idea of what I wanted to say, but rarely do I ever write out a speech or presentation that’s just not how I roll.
By the time I was just a couple sentences into my speech a lot of people were in tears. I was going for heartfelt, but I was really only expected the two ladies receiving the dedication and signed copies of the book to get emotional. Then I got emotional because I am one of those people that sometimes cries when multiple other people are crying. There was a lot of crying, it did get a little intimidating. It was heartwarming to see their reactions, too me I was just giving two people the credit they deserved.
After finding my way back to my seat it was not long before I got an influx of congratulatory handshakes and a lot of requests for my card; I’m so thankful I brought an extra stack in my messenger bag. I’m not going to lie at times it was a little overwhelming, but even a day later as I write this I’m still riding out a high on life state from all the love and support I felt there. All in all I think it was a success and am so glad that I had the reveal arranged.