On Monday, I had the amazing experience of being invited to BBC Radio Norfolk for an interview. To say I was slightly nervous is definitely an understatement.
I had only done one radio interview before and that was more relaxed and wasn’t live so if I made a mistake then I could just correct myself and they would edit it. This time, I couldn’t do that. I was talking to potential thousands and thousand of people and if I made a mistake then it was on me and there was nothing I could do about it.
When to comes to anxiety, I would never let it hold me back. I will also attempt to push through and BBC Radio Norfolk was no different. I wanted to do it and I had so much to say all about myself, this blog and my Down Syndrome advocacy. I took Jonny and my Dad with me. We were greeted at the Forum and taken to a room next to the studio where Jack Jay, the host for that time was on. Everyone there was so friendly and made my nervous calm down slightly. The whole week before going on the radio had been manic. Since winning the award at The Norfolk Pregnancy, Baby and Child Awards, my life has been crazy which is why my blog has been a little bit neglected. But back to reality and after being on the radio, I now have more motivated than ever.
Once in the studio and ready to go live, my nerves went. I knew what I had to say and I was calm. The only thing that worried me was that everyone was listening. Friends and family made sure that they were free to hear what I had to say. It was a weird feeling. But it is an experience that I will never forget and it was incredible!
I came on about an hour in to the show and if you missed it, you can catch up HERE.
Thank you so much to BBC Radio Norfolk for inviting me!