I was notified this week that I am one of the top five finalists in the IAEDP contest I entered with Billie. I am still in shock! Final results will be announced at the IAEDP Annual Symposium Banquet on 21 March. In the meantime, there is also a “Professional’s Choice” award which allows those in the field that cannot attend the conference to participate in selecting a winning entry. Not only do professionals get to vote, but voting is open to anyone, although still limited to one vote per person. So, I was (by my standards) very brave and I sent out an email to everyone I know asking for their support by voting.

Not only was I asking for help (Being Brave #1) but I was putting my bio & the story behind Billie out there for everyone to see (Being Brave #2). I decided that it’s all OK. It’s my story and there is nothing to be ashamed or scared of. And if sharing my story can help someone else, then I am all for Being Brave!

So if you haven’t already done so, please visit the IAEDP contest and place your vote!