Longing for TEDxBrum

 Illustrations by this year's TEDxBrum illustrator  Louise Byng

Illustrations by this year's TEDxBrum illustrator Louise Byng

Dear Deidre,
I feel a bit silly writing this, but I’m really struggling at the mo’  - got a lot of emotions whirling around my head and heart. I thought I was over this, as it happened about 18 months ago, but I'm not. I'm still not over TED, my ex, or TEDx as I call him.

The last time we got involved was in November 2014 in Brum. We had a blast. Honestly, it was amazing - we were good for each other. What I loved about TEDx is the way he'd put across the simplest things in such a powerful way, and always had ideas worth sharing. He was inspirational and had a real thirst for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and his passion expanded my mind and allowed me to grow as a person.
I know what you're thinking, it was 18 months ago, and it won't be the same this time. But I think it will, in fact, I think it’ll be even better! It's all about the Power of Us, right? 

Friends ask me why I want to get involved again, but it’s hard to explain. I lead a good life, full of variety laughter family and joy, yet, I feel down and have been for the past 18 months. I feel like I need my fix. I need TEDxBrum!

I really miss what we had, which is why I need some advice,  as he coming back to Brum this week(!) It always felt like a real event and I can't lie, I really want to get involved again.
Yours sincerely,
A longing TEDxBrum love

by Karen Blanchette
TEDxBrum Champion

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