Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Newton's Law of Blogging & TEDxCharlotte

Uniform motion: An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts upon it. An object that is in motion will not change its velocity unless an unbalanced force acts upon it.

photo by: Deborah Triplett

You might be wondering where I’ve disappeared to (again!) and why I haven’t written about my participation in the Pho Eating Contest or Epic Eater adventures or anything else for that matter. I "disappeared" because I was intensely preparing for TEDxCharlotte. But that was over a week and a half ago. The truth is, I should have kept blogging no matter how tired I was or needed a break. Thus Newton’s Law of "Blogging."

I have always been a fan of TED and when I’m in a rut I find myself watching TED Talks. When the opportunity to volunteer for TEDxCharlotte opened up, I jumped on it. I’m so glad that I did. Time flew and before we all knew it, February 15th was upon us.

I cried, I laughed. I found it heartbreaking at how much time I’ve wasted not following my dreams. I was reminded to keep pushing for what I believe in, to work for free to learn, and to take the steps necessary to live a life full of passion. I want to wake up one day, like Chad did, and say, "God, I’m living the dream." One day I will.

Being part of the Social Media team allowed me the opportunity to share ideas and write using a difference voice or two. Here are my posts that I wrote for TEDxCharlotte leading up to the event and as a live blogger the day of:

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
12 Days of TEDx: A Partridge in a Pear Tree
12 Days of TEDx: 4 Colly Birds
Fear of Failure
Menu for TEDxCharlotte 2013!
LIVE: Cassie Parsons
LIVE: Chad Henderson
LIVE: Molly Barker

Have you ever attended a TED or TEDx event? What was your experience like?
What is your favorite TED talk that you’ve seen/heard? Would love to hear from you!

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