A Holy Shit Moment/The Top 12
I had a day of day of highs and lows last Wednesday.
That morning I was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy, host of one of the top morning shows on RTE Radio (Ireland’s version of the BBC).
Right after our live 5-minute interview, the reseracher who I had dealt with earlier emailed me with the subject line “RTE Home Page Right Now”.
I went online and saw my favourite shot of the final photoshoot staring at me from the home page of Ireland’s biggest media website. As one S2B friend put it, “you made national news”.
It was a “holy shit” moment.
A few hours later, I logged on to the S2B website and saw they had announced the Top 12 finalists.
Scrolling down the page, I had a growing sense of dread that my name wouldn’t be there.
I was right.
Although I had already made the Top 21, as one of the truly scrawny guys to begin with, I was crushed.
But I’ll get over it.
As a wise friend told me: “For almost all of us, there will ALWAYS be somebody who does a particular thing better than us. Doesn’t matter. Look what you did for YOURSELF. That’s the important thing, and no outside assignment of rank can change that.”
Congratulations to the winners, especially JC and my friends Simon Dannapfel and Don Vanco.
Here’s the list of finalists.
And yes, if you’re wondering, I would wholeheartedly recommend S2B to others.
It has provided my body and mind with an excellent foundation on which to build what I’m confident will be an awesome “house”.
Here’s the screen grab from the RTE home page last Wednesday morning… (you can click on it for a better view).