Saturday, July 17, 2010

What's Your Ah-Ha Moment

I had the rare privilege this week of being invited to participate in Mutual of Omaha's Ah-ha moment video campaign that is currently on a 25-city tour to capture the country's aha moments. These are the moments in our lives where the light bulb goes off and our lives change in an instant. They cause us to grow, to be more and do more than we ever thought possible.

Now I must confess that honestly my first thought was to take a pass. Like so many writers, I hide behind the pen choosing to write the scenes instead of be in them. It wasn't until a dear friend of mine reminded me why I wrote Asteria in the first place that I reconsidered. If ever there was an ah-ha moment, that was it. Again, I find myself far outside my comfort zone and yet I take a deep breath and keep moving forward. Hey, comfort zones are for wimps, right?

It was with this conviction that I made my way downtown to a 34-foot Airstream mobile film studio. Sweaty palms, pounding heart, and a story to tell were all that I'd brought with me.The interview was pretty much a blur, and at times I got a little choked up, but I think it went well. Now it all comes down to the editing (as does everything in life!).

And so in honor of the experience I'd like to know ... what's your ah-ha moment?