Quilt Story on NBC4 Columbus – Part 3 (The Interview)

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Picking up from yesterday –

So, we did the interview. I’ll admit, I was a bit rusty. It’s been a year since I really talked about all the half marathons and everything. I still remembered some of the main stories of the year – the half marathon on crutches, the Goofy Challenge and such.

But in general, I felt a bit rusty answering the questions. Trying to tell the story again sort of re-awakened me to how long it’s been since a) all the heart stuff happened b) all the racing happened! I don’t know that I ever really had it all down to a science on how to give concise, hopefully interesting, answers that made sense… but anything I did have sort of flew out the window and unraveled into something way less tight now.

Oh well. I’m sure they’ll work their editing magic, and everything will be fine.

Another thing that happened during the interview – Janet stood to the side and signed along with what I was saying so that all the employees could understand as it went along. I thought that was super cool and wonderful. However, I have to admit, I never realized how hard it was to keep focus while speaking when someone is signing in your peripheral.

I’ve never actually seen a speaker get thrown by this before. So I didn’t even realize it could be an issue. But I felt that it actually threw me a little. So, you learn something new I suppose everyday.

By the way, I’m not a spoiled little princess in a bubble (even if I acted like I was when I waved while coming down the stairs (*shakes head at self*)). So I’m not trying to say, “ahem, ahem, all elements were not 100% perfect, therefore I was not on my game…  I’m just saying I had a new experience I’d never thought about before.

After the interview is over, they tape a segment of me hugging the seamstresses. It was actually extremely sweet. Janet was interpreting all these lovely messages people were saying to me.

I know my interview couldn’t have been all that bad because people were coming over saying they were inspired, and just generally telling me kind, sweet messages. I even met a woman whose son had Wolff-Parkinson-White and was going to have his first (and hopefully only) ablation next month. So, that was really sweet and nice.

The interview will air sometime this upcoming week, and I will make sure to let you know when it does!

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