Yesterday was one of the most memorable days of my life. I told my story so far to 300+ people, and hundreds more were watching it live. In my speech, I told the story of how I turned my obsessions of sports and writing into a passion – this blog. My goal of the speech was to inspire others and teach people that obsessions aren’t always something that need to be controlled or discouraged. After the speech, several parents came up to me asking me to get in touch with their kids. If you have something you’re obsessed with, I encourage you to start a blog about it. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new passion – and eventually find a career. I have found my passion, and that is the highlight of this first chapter of my life. But this is only the beginning of my story. Hopefully, I can take this passion and make it a career. It all starts with the little things – internships, volunteering, etc.
For those of you who missed out on the livestream, I posted a video with just my speech:
After delivering the speech, I was featured in the Boston Herald. You can check out the article they wrote below:
I am so thankful to the Federation for Children with Special Needs (https://fcsn.org/) who gave me this incredible opportunity to be the keynote speaker in front of hundreds at the Seaport World Trade Center Ampitheater.
I’d also like to thank Joe Sciacca, the editor-in-chief at the Herald. I met him back in 2015, and he has continued to provide me with awesome opportunities, the latest of which was appearing in the April 2, 2019 paper. Now I am officially on their website as a contributing writer. I also guest co-hosted one of their radio shows last summer.
Most of all, I have to give some credit to my loving, supportive family, who have helped me overcome my challenges and encouraged me in my budding sports career.
I really enjoyed this opportunity, and I hope that this is not just another milestone in my sports career, but the beginning of a public speaking career.