... my stress is O-V-E-R. Well, most of it anyway. I got through my morning without
1. Cursing into the microphone
2. Mispronouncing anyone's name or title
4. Falling down
And so, I consider today a success. Although I did do that annoying thing that people do that involves walking up to the microphone and then tapping it, whilst saying IS THIS ON?
Someone asked me afterwards, "do you like public speaking?" To which I replied "hell-to-the-no." But it got me thinking ... the problem I have seems to be WORRYING about an upcoming event, not the event itself.
My dad has two phrases that he has a tendency to overuse. The first one is, "The only thing you have to fear is fear itself." I never really got it. But now I think I do.
The other phrase was "Mind over matter," which I TOTALLY got from day one.
I'm the Queen of Checking Out In Odd Or Uncomfortable Situations.