Staring it down
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Growing up, I was very shy when I wasn’t on my own terms. Most people that know me will laugh, but it is still true. I can be loud and out there when I am passionate about something, when I know my topic, but ask me to speak in front of a crowd and I’m a wreck. I’ve had several opportunities to sing in front of large groups in the past. It took me years to qwell my nerves, but I was never successful in getting rid of it completely, though, and would invariably fall apart once I was off stage. Acting too. In hindsight, I was proud of myself for being “brave”, but it definitely didn’t feel like it at the time.
My hope for this degree program is that I’ll find some kind of method along the way that will allow me to overcome what holds me back. I feel a bit like I am throwing myself to the wolves.
Thankfully, I happen to like wolves.