Taking Chances

I can’t believe I did this, but I did the craziest thing I’ve ever done and auditioned for Oprah’s OWN show. I know it might not be that crazy for some people, but for me, it skyrockets up to number one on my crazy-things-I’ve-done list.

More than anything, I did this to overcome my fears… growing up as a Preacher’s kid, I always had the pressure to be perfect. With that, came my obsessiveness of being a perfectionist as well as fear of what others think of me. Well, especially after my little bro passed away, I’ve felt the urgency to pursue my dreams and get over my fears. As I write this today, I still haven’t overcome them fully, but I’ve been giving myself internal pep talks through the years and doing this was a huge leap forward in fighting those demons (my fears). I kept on trying to convince myself not to waste my time by doing this – What will people think of me after seeing this? Do I sound funny? Do I sound cheesy? Am I making a fool out of myself? Is this dumb? But I knew if I didn’t, I would live with a lot of regret. So I kept telling myself that the worst that can happen is that I don’t make it and people think I’m crazy for even trying. If I really think about it, I might die of humiliation, but really, it’s not that bad. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. ;) Every moment that passes by, I’m reminded that my time here on earth is limited, so why not just try. Besides, anyone who achieved incredible things in life was only because they TOOK A CHANCE.

So I took my chance at something ridiculously unattainable and submitted my audition! I went in late in the game so I’m way behind on votes and it’s almost over. But if you believe in me, I’d love it if you would click on the image below, try not to laugh at my awkwardness, and vote for me (as many times as possible)! For extra credit, feel free to share my video with your friends/family/co-workers/communities/etc. Thanks so much for indulging me!

This audition is dedicated to my husband, mom, dad, and late brother for always believing in me.

I hope in some little way, by my doing this, it will inspire those of you reading, to take a chance on your own thing too. What are you waiting for?


  1. You are such an inspiration Grace! Definitely got me teary-eyed too. I’d definitely Go Green with Grace!

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