I didn’t want my nervous to get me
as I stood there waiting for my turn to come.
I kept replaying the same words all over in my head
hoping they would all come out right.
This presentation was very important and I just really had
to blow them out of the water If I wanted to win it this year.
I was tired of coming in second place when I knew what I needed to
do to win first.
And so as I walked on that stage I knew I had what it took to win this thing
I just had to believe and trust that I could get through this and not worry about
the things that would set my nerves on fire.
Just smile and read and when it is all said and done I won because, I was good enough and I guess second isn’t bad after all.
But, this year I walked off that stage with a smile on my face and first place trophy in my right hand.
Wishing them all a good year and that there was always next year to get up there and face their fears and come out on top.
Written By: Deirdre Stokes