Tomorrow will mark the start of my 3rd year at TouchPoint full time. Already today has been memorable as I awoke to a thunderstorm producing some nice sized hail. The sun hadn't risen yet but it was still time for me to get going as I had a presentation for two elementary schools South of town.
That presentation went amazingly. Nothing gives me more hope than teachers that want to know what is going on in the mind of a person on the spectrum. That presentation also presented a couple challenges as, right at the time I mentioned how school bells distracted me they went off and later on my composure was shaken when a thunderstorm producing hail hit. I didn't say anything, and I didn't get my phone out, but I wanted above anything else to look at the radar on my phone. I could see other people doing that so if anything major was about to hit I had faith that they would get us to safety.
Right now I sit at my dad's house awaiting my ride to Washington University and my first ever time as a keynoter. I still don't know fully know what I'm going to say or in the order I'm going to say it. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe it's the worst thing possible, but I'm going to enjoy my 45 minutes and hopefully say stuff that is really relevant. From the presentation my dad will be taking me to the airport as I head West to Phoenix for the race.
I would write more but time is wearing thin. One thing though, I am planning on doing a video blog tomorrow to commemorate the start of my 3rd year at this (Monday will be the 3rd year for my blog) and also announcing an exciting string of events that I am planning to do for Autism Awareness Month. I'll probably film it at the track so it might be tomorrow evening before it goes up... and if the hotel doesn't have wi-fi then it might be Sunday or Monday before it goes up, but in any event be looking for that this weekend.