I study the words in front of me and I get ready to give the speech of my life
but the nerves are building up inside of me and I just don’t know if I can do this.
Practicing the words when I’m alone helps but then I see all the faces and how bored they seem and I realize what if they don’t like it.
What if they think how could they ask her to do this when she clearly can’t do this just look at her, the nerves are written all over her face.
I walk to the podium and sat my papers down and then I begin and once the first word is out, I just can’t stop and then with a blink of an eye it is all over.
And everyone is standing up applauding not booing me off the stage and for the first time that day I release the breath that I truly needed to just let out.
I walk way with a smile on my face and the feeling of success and the nerves are gone as I relive the moment that just happened and the faces were happy and engaged and hanging on every word I had said.
Written By: Deirdre Stokes