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on December 16, 2007 - 7:10pm

I am so confused.

Tonight I received a call from my oldest niece asking if I would consider being a guest speaker at a teen retreat she is going on in early spring... According to her, I'm the most inspirational person she knows (go figure).

I'm not sure if I want to because I honestly don't consider myself an inspiring person. I mean, sure I help out a less fortunate family almost every Friday evening, and do a variety of volunteer projects when time permits. These are things anybody can do. So I have had a few near death experiences, pulled through a couple of severe injuries and an evacuation of an apartment building within the last 10 years. No big deal... People experience terrible things everyday. I've even made my share of (big) mistakes in life... I learned from them and moved on. So what.

My sister thinks it's a great idea... My friends think otherwise. I wish I didn't have to make this decision because I've moved on with my life... I chose to leave things where they should be - in the past. This puts me between a rock and a hard place. If I say "No", she'll be crushed... If I say "Yes", she'll be thrilled, but I may regret being a guest speaker.

I really wish I didn't have to make such a difficult decision.

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