- Miss Marathon Runner
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Yesterday my parents threw us this beautiful shower. All of our closest friends came! The food was incredible, the gifts were out of this world, there were pictures galore….. but I was blushing the ENTIRE time and so embarrassed to be singled out, in front of everyone. I have a position where I speak in public all the time and I couldn’t shake the feeling yesterday that I’ve never had such a hard time, and “why can’t I just do this”? It occured to me, that usually when I speak to people in public, it’s about “something” else. About them, about a product, about a mission or cause. Taking all of that attention in a crowd is easy when you are addressing something outside of your “self”, but gosh is it hard to have it all directed at you. The questions, the pictures, that announcing of each gift, etc. Has anyone else had a hard time with this? How do you deal with being in the spotlight? Any tricks?
I have fears about the wedding. I don’t want to be so embarrassed that I don’t enjoy myself. Any words of wisdom are completely welcome. 🙂