One of my fellow Toastmasters suggested I share my speeches in some fashion so I am posting it here. The aim of the speech was to practice body language so if some of the words seem out of place imagine I might have used it as a place to make a big gesture or something. Enjoy.
“Conflicted. I am torn between two paths. I have been for quite some time. In 2009 I was barreling down the road of professional success. In a big car with big wheels. No rear view mirror, no looking back. Forward, driven forward. I worked tirelessly. And I was laser focused on success. Laser focused and yet I can’t tell you where I was going. I just wanted to climb the ladder. To do more, do better. Then, in 2009, I along with millions of others lost my job. My husband lost his job on the same day, we worked for the same company. We went from all nighters writing proposals to making pancakes on a Wednesday while watching the sunrise. Four years ago I was presented with another path and today I still stand within sight of the fork in the road.