A couple of weeks ago, someone posted a challenge, daring us to be bold enough to fall flat. Oprah Winfrey was gearing up for OWN TV online channel and who amongst us was brave enough to dare? I decided to take the plunge. How I made my OWN show. Venturing into a place of fear. For a long time I have been mulling over the idea of creating a show that brings simple ideas and style into everyday homes.
For people like my client’s who often want the steps and the sources to create their own delicious home style.
I have been thinking about it, but the reality of creating a show was fraught with ifs ands and buts.
Being a woman with a big but, I figured if I don’t take the plunge I will have no way of knowing if I can do it.
I have discovered I cannot do a video without an audience. The electricity isnt there. And the video had to be 3 minutes. I didn’t realize it could be less than 3 minutes.
I planned and prepped. Finally I found a place of no distractions.
Donned an outfit that would be camera friendly. Roped my daughter in to play cam man and begun. Over and Over and Over.
One time the ambulance went by, another time (on this video) the dog barked, sometimes I was laughing so hard I couldnt talk. And sometimes I couldnt think what to say.
Anyway it was an adventure. I have critically watched most of the videos and cant find the perfect one.
I did submit my video on the last day. It was too long. but it was the last one.
I thought I could upload and edit. However the OWN upload was jammed with people uploading before the midnight hour.
At that point I was enjoying a drink with friends, and I was not sure if the video took. Do you know they had this long long questionaire you had to fill out?
Full of very personal questions about your hat size ( I put that my head was very big) and your favorite book. I don’t have a favorite book. I have many.
Your favorite movie. One of my favorites is Shirley Valentine.
I was excited and afraid.
Then I forgot about it, and on Tuesday I got an email. Your video is too long.
That was it. End of the dream of being a chosen star on the OWN channel. My hopes dashed. Really silly. I can still do the TV show even if Oprah rejected me.
What do you think? Do I have a dusting of star quality or do I look and sound completely idiotic? Don’t spare my feelings, truth is a wonderful thing.
I am on a journey to live mine, what about you?
I would love to hear your thoughts. and if you want your home filled with a stylish delicious feeling, call me Jen Duchene 650.644.8592