The other side of the question marks

By • Aug 16th, 2011 • Category: Uncategorized

I’ve always liked to listen. I used to eavesdrop when my mom would shuffle around the kitchen as she talked on our corded cream-colored phone. I learned new words and new information — such as the cause of death for my grandma and that my mom was officially done after having seven kids.

So becoming a journalist was natural for me. I ask the questions and listen to the answers. That’s my skillset. And this is why it’s NOT natural for me to be on the other end of the question marks. The only plus of being on the “A” side of the “Q” is that I’m reminded of how hot the hot seat can be.

My most recent bout as interviewee was for Startup Princess. They’ve invited me to be part of their Touchpoint conference next month, and we did a little get-to-know-you in preparation. Here is what I had to say. There’s a bit of a personal announcement buried in there that may surprise some of you — just the way it surprised me and Matt. But I love surprises almost as much as I love listening.

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6 Responses »

  1. Surprise — wow! Congratulations! I had to read the “announcement” sentence multiple times to make sure I was reading it correctly. I am so excited for you.

  2. I find it awesome and hilarious that you and NieNIe announced your 5th children to the blogging world on the same day! We are so happy for you my awesome sister!

  3. Yah, I haven’t told you properly either, but I’m SUPER (notice caps) excited about the new kid. It’s gonna be so cool.

  4. Oh my! I’m so excited for you guys! When I read that last line I hoped the personal announcement was a babe on the way.

  5. So here’s the deal. I wasn’t planning to announce the pregnancy to WWW quite this soon. I thought Startup Princess would post our interview in September when the Touchpoint conference was actually happening, and by then I figured I’d be chubby and would want to explain why. When they posted the interview in mid-August, I decided to embrace the announcement and just go with it. Having other people ask me about it is finally making it seem real (rather than surreal).

  6. Yay! Another new baby!!! Congratulations! Loved your interview. :)

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