A Bit of Me(Me) is hosted by Danielle of There's a Book.
This week's topic is about our greatest fears. I'm not entirely sure what is my greatest fear. I admit I have a fear of being attacked (really, who doesn't), but I don't often think about that, unless I'm walking home alone in the dark. I've also got a rather healthy fear of spiders. So much so that I couldn't bring myself to post a photo of one to illustrate. But, I decided to focus on one that I've been dealing with particularly these last few months.
The fear is public speaking. At the thought of getting up in front of people, I get chills and my hands start shaking. My mouth will usually go quite dry as well. The irony of this, I think, is that I've spoken before audiences quite a few times. At my high school graduation, I spoke. In my church, I've given a number of talks. And most of all, I've been teaching this summer. Every Monday and Wednesday, I get up in front of about sixty students and lecture for an hour and a half. And every single time I get the shakes and my brain seems to forget a third of its vocabulary. It is definitely different than giving a speech or a talk, since you can't really read from a script. It's rather humorous, I think, that despite having taught this class last summer and almost eight weeks this semester already, that I still manage to get nervous every single time. Isn't facing your fear supposed to be a good way to overcome it?
What's one of your fears?
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