''Its not about being your best self, its about being yourself''
Sorry to be a Debbi downer!
Well, Monday I did my speech at the speakers club, which was fun, nerve wracking all at the sometime. So I spent most of the afternoon working on my speech, which made me think, how will I keep track of what I am saying without cards? I came up with an idea to write the speech out in different coloured pens. Well it worked! Everything was going to plan, till I started to get all emotional.
So I arrive to the club and I was supposed to go first but I managed to change it so that Carl, one of the other speaker went first instead,. While Carl was speaking I started to get myself worked up and had to do some serious deep breathing as i could feel my anxiety raising or excitement, their is a fine line,.
Carl finishes is speech, and in my mind I am thinking oh no, and my name gets called which is great, well sort of, as I started to speak its all going well and I look up and make eye contact with everyone, and my friend Maria who I didn’t mention joined, which was exciting but like omg someone I actually know is here, heres the test, ifI can do it in front of Maria then I can pretty much do it in front of anyone,.
However, I start to get to the ending the closing of the speech and I start to lose my breath and I can feel my eyes watering, I have to be honest and say out of all the things that could have happened I really didn’t expect that. By this point you could cut the air with a knife, and I get it, had I had been sat on the other side I , have to be honest and say I would have been like, well this is fucking awkward, in my head of course! Everyone kind of looked like, omg please dont look at me, And I dont blame them.
I mean the subject wasn’t an easy one to begin with, ” What does the word women mean to you” and it was about, homelessness, It can be atouchy subject because everyone has there views whether good or bad. Anyway, I managed to finish it and received some great feedback on how I can make it better for the next one.
So to top this day off, I forgot to mention that I received a star of the month in Natalie’ss group ” Better together for a gold star life“, ROB MOORES top fans and Tara’sII was one of two people who completed Tara’s 36 chanellgne,it’s’s only the 1st and already its feels like its gonna be an amazing month.
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