Yet here I am ready to talk in front of a strange crowd of, well, strangers. My heart is beating so fast I think I'm going to have a heart attack and I've gone pee about 16 times.
I'm at the university about to give a ten minute talk on my experiences in the fast track program to a group of potential students. I hadn't attended one of these before I signed up but it was available.
Dr. Clark chose me to speak. I'm honored, I guess, but this is tough. Oh, no, it's almost my turn and I have to go to the bathroom again.
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Oh, wow, the speech is over. Am I ever relieved. And even better, I nailed it. The crowd seemed interested while I was talking. They applauded me when I was done. Dr. Clark even told me I did a good job and he's tough to please.
I am so relieved. But I don't want to have to do it again.