I’ve almost been to all 50 states, if you didn’t know that by following me on social media outlets. One of the last few states that have been on my list are; Rhode Island, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska and New Hampshire. Well I got a message several months back about a youth conference in New Hampshire which meant I was going to knock another state off the list while getting to make an impact with my life story to a youth audience. Sponsored by the North County Health Consortium, I was set to spend time in New Hampshire in Sept.
The state is full of trees, water and beautiful! I was told that Montreal Canada was roughly an hour and half from the location I was staying at which was a historical hotel called the Mountain View Grand Hotel, what a beautiful location. I was really grateful that my speech wasn’t bright and early in the morning because the days leading up to that event were pretty demanding concerning travel. Lots of flying, lots of driving, so being able to sleep in a little bit was a good thing for my overall energy and moral.
As I got to the venue, I noticed the kids immediately and could tell that this was going to be a intimate conversation more than a “Speech” and I totally love that vibe. Sometimes you can tell when you are sitting with a good group of kids who don’t need a certain delivery of my story to get the message across. My speech went great and the kids held onto every word! It was awesome to hang out with them afterwards to take pics in the photo booth they had setup and try to get to know some of them. I always say this, people first. For it being a smaller event for myself with about 150 kids, so many reached out to me afterwards via social media! I’ve got my work cut out for me over the next few weeks cause I gotta keep up with these messages haha.
Thank you so much to Annette and the entire North County Health Consortium for bringing me to such a wonderful event. It really was a pleasure to be with you guys and the youth for the day.