In my old work life, I was always the one creating materials, staying away from the camera and avoiding the video man at all costs.
Since starting my new work life however, I've found my self featured in newsletters, stories, articles, webpages, blogs, and photographed in the newspaper. I still haven't gotten used to seeing myself on sites that I don't own, let alone in the paper. And even funnier is getting a newsletter in my inbox, only to see my face or article in the contents. Not sure I will ever get used to that.
But this one tops them all... My silly mug on the front of a book cover:
A coach at our CF Box introduced me to a trainer friend of his that happened to be Veg and was putting together a project to benefit a non-profit animal safety organization. I reached out to this friend of my coach and he gave me the opportunity to contribute.
Well I thought that I was just contributing to a website blog. Something I've done a 100 times. But it would be a few weeks before I realized that I was contributing to a book. My life long dream is to have my own book. And watching Scott put this one together made me realize how I can make this dream a reality.
So not only did I share my veg journey which is now in print by the way, and get my silly photo on the front of a book, but I learned a thing or two about publishing, and made a new friend in the process.
Sometimes putting yourself in front of the camera isn't such a bad thing.