Monday, December 14, 2009

Preparing for an Interview on HealthyPlace TV

HealthyPlace LogoI was contacted last week by the good folks over at HealthyPlace TV. Apparently, they had read my blog and felt I was perfect for a public drubbing, live and on internet TV no less. I told them that I was allergic to raw tomatoes, but they assured me they only used bricks, so I said that would be fine.

The request looked something like this:
Our show, Tuesday night, December 15, focuses on the emotional and psychological aspects of having ADHD and Depression. I'm writing to ask if you would be a guest on the show. We are looking for someone to share their personal story so that others may learn from it and know they are not alone in their own experiences.

Can't you just see the malice rising from the text like evil tendrils of smokey…no. I can't see it either. In fact, I almost didn't believe my eyes. Somebody out there recognized that living with AD/HD & Depression wasn't a figment of my whiney imagination or a walk in a marshmallow park?

After some tentative emails my fears were allayed and I jumped on board with enthusiasm. Then I panicked for a little bit. Live? Me live? Oh, this was going to be a disaster. I don't do anything live. I like to prepare, edit, sleep on it, bury it in my backyard, dig it up weeks later, then mull it over.

Frankly, I was petrified. Still am. So obviously I'm going to force myself to do it. Embrace change. Ignore fear. Maybe even grow.

Heck, it might even be entertaining. You can all tune in for the car wreck. I'll make my hair especially spikey for the occasion.

Today I logged into their site and did a trial test. Everything was peachy. I'm all set for tomorrow. The show airs 8:30 PM EST/6:30 PM MST. Maybe you can log in and send me distracting comments during the show. A brief synopsis is available here, and I hope you enjoy the audio promo I did for them.

Please leave comments of encouragement. I'm going to need them.