A Behind-The-Scenes Peek at the Interview/Photo Shoot
So the interview went well. On Thursday, when the interviewee came to my house, I felt more relaxed since she seemed completely laid-back. She was young, making me feel like we were on the same page. I wasn't nervous to begin with, but I'm glad that it didn't go worse than I had anticipated. She asked me the basic questions, but I felt at times like I was talking too much because I could see her fingers flying on her notepad throughout the whole interview. Other than that, it was fine. I was especially pleased by her question of "What can our readers do to help after reading this article?" since hopefully it will inspire others in my town to donate to AHOPE or other African organizations. Maybe it will even motivate some people to adopt! (Hey, you never know!)
The photographer came on Friday. There were a few slight complications due to the combined facts that my brothers and the kids we had visiting would NOT leave us alone even though they were outside (making faces in the windows, etc...needless to say I was NOT too pleased with them!!) and also that I honestly cannot take a flattering picture. In the end, though, I think the photo shoot was okay- I think the photographer got the best pictures out of me that he possibly could have. They also asked me to send to them extra pictures of my project, if I had them, so I e-mailed them the pics I included here earlier of me sorting the pjs as well as a picture of the kids at AHOPE. When he was done, the photographer revealed the news that they wanted to do a big spread on this that would be running either this week or next week. I was surprised by how big the story will be, but I'm of course excited!
In other news, we are still running around preparing for LG (Little GIRL), and VERY soon, we'll be able to refer to her by another name. We pretty much have one picked out, but I'll wait until it's 100% definite to announce it here!