Challenge 7: Fear of Public Speaking
Hello hello. At first I was thinking of doing Fear of Burning to Death, which had been a real fear of mine since I watched Last of the Mohicans back in second grade… I dunno why my parents allowed a 9 year old to watch a R rated movie, but it clearly scarred me for life ;) Anyhoo, thought it would be a bit too grotesque….
And so, here is my second biggest fear: Public Speaking. I absolutely hate it. My heart starts beating fast, in fact so fast that I can hear it ringing in my ears, I tremble uncontrollably (which is unfortunate if I have to hold a piece of paper in my hand because I look like I have withdrawal symptoms…) and sometimes my mind goes completely blank and can’t utter a single word. SIGH… it’s pretty pathetic. I’ve gotten LOADS better though since taking a public speaking class back in school, but still I like to avoid it as much as possible. It’s funny—I’m perfectly fine speaking in front of kids, and people that I know, it’s only when I have to speak in front of strangers.
I hope you guys enjoy this image!