This is the speech I am preparing for Toastmasters. I am going to give it this Thursday.
I love projects!
Ever since I was a little girl I was always up to something (some would say
"up to no good").
Have you ever built
a Rube Goldberg machine? I think they are so much fun to design and build, so
time consuming but so satisfying.
I created a gumball
machine out of cardboard and car tracks, I was a bit obsessed with gumball
machines when I was little.
My brother and I
created a magic box out of a refrigerator box, we stacked a smaller box on top
and put in a "trap" door, so cool!
I created a pulley
system between my window and my friends in the neighboring window, so that we
could pass things back and forth in a basket. It was so much fun!
I hated to wake up
in the morning so I built a pulley system out of thumb tacks and string so that
I could turn the light off after my mom had turned it on.
Sadly the boat my
brother and I created out of 2x4's and plywood couldn't even be moved let alone
float on the river (as we hoped) but it did become the platform for our rope
swing later on.
There has always
been something energizing about coming up with new things to do. My youngest
brother and I recently started to record some things together, he is in the
audio engineering program at UVU and I just think it would be awesome to record
music and voice-over's, so we make a good team.
Last fall, when I
found myself in a situation of needing to get a new home, I kept my eye out for
one with a bit of extra space.
We were in the
middle of the Year End crunch time at work when a link came through from my realtor to
a Condo in Orem that I could afford with 2,200 sq ft., so I pull it up and
start glancing through the pictures.
First of all I was
attracted to the small piece of land behind the condo, space for a garden! Then
I came across the picture of the 'bonus room' and I was convinced that this was
the place for me!
So I call up my
realtor, he gets me an appointment to see the place that night, I get there and
walk through it and the whole time my little checklist of things that I want in
a home are being marked off… the only thing I didn't like was the set up of the kitchen and the flooring in the
The 'bonus room' was
exactly what I was looking for, I could see the potential for a recording space
right away. Plus the rest of the space would be perfect for a little dance
studio for my son, he dances Break Dance and Hip-Hop.
So I put in an
offer, it was accepted and I ended up with my very first condo!
Then it came time to
get everything, I was a fanatic for a while there, researching and gathering
all of the pieces together.
Now that my space
has been created, and I can explore this new opportunity to learn how to speak.
On to my next
project, I don't know what it will be yet, but I know it will be fun!