I am proud of myself. Today I had my first public speaking event with Grimshaw Probus Club in Melbourne’s North Eastern Suburbs. One of many I hope.
I spoke on The Dangers of Love in the Online world: My experience of an online romance scam. It was very well received, and I think many people now have a different take on what happens in a scam.
Here is a quotable quote from me, based on Brene Brown’s concept of ‘daring greatly’, which she takes from Theodore Roosevelt.
In being open to love, and going on to an online dating site I “dared greatly”. Like the person on the field who looses, I lost. I played the wrong game, or played the game wrongly. But at least I was playing. And I need to not take it personally and keep playing.