It’s not that I’m particularly bad at it, in fact people have been known to tell me I’m quite good at it. Unfortunately my body doesn’t seem to know that. I get incredibly tense, heart racing, can’t focus on things properly, really stressed and all the time I know I’m going to be perfectly fine but I feel like I’m about to do something hugely dangerous. It really sucks. (It’s also why I understand David’s anxiety issues, I don’t have the same degree of anxiety as him but I sure as hell know what it feels like.)
So, of course, what am I doing tomorrow night? I’m going to be standing up in front of about 350 kids, all their teachers, most of their parents and some of their grandparents, and giving a speech.
Must remember to breathe.