This past Monday I had the absolute pleasure of attending a live taping of Oprah’s Lifeclass with guest teacher T.D. Jakes filmed in downtown St. Louis at the beautiful Peabody Opera House! To say I was excited would be an understatement. “See and/or meet Oprah” has been on my bucket list for some time now, and I checked it off with style (although I would still love to meet Oprah in person).
Since the taping was happening smack dab in the middle of a weekday I invited a local blogging buddy, MotorCityMoxie to come with.
The beautiful Peabody Opera House decked out for Oprah’s Lifeclass
MotorCityMoxie and I in the line (that wrapped around the block)
We made it inside! Here we are right before taking our seats.
OMG! @TheCubicleChick’s tweet with my name on it made it on the screen before the show!
Oprah and T.D. Jakes teaching us how to Live On Purpose
I was so impressed at how quickly they were able to seat almost 3,000 of us into the Peabody Opera House. You can tell they are a top notch organization. HA! I was taking it all in and pretty calm until Oprah came out on stage. There’s something about Oprah Winfrey, her life, her story, and her energy that makes your insides yearn to step up and do better. I felt tears well up in my eyes, and that’s not easy to make happen (even with my pregnancy).
As the taping progressed MotorCityMoxie copiously took notes as I sat there in awe soaking it all up. Oprah’s desire for us to be the truest expression of ourselves is evident in all that she does, and she referenced this sentiment often. The two things that stuck with me the most came from T.D. Jakes:
- Your passion and your purpose are linked
- Something may not be your destination, but it may be your transportation to your destination
What have you done lately to live intentionally and on purpose?
Until next time Glam Fam I wish you
Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Nappyness,
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Edited to add:
I put up this post and tweeted it. A little later I get this response tweet:
Yeah, that happened. 😐