People who know me will know that I talk a lot. They would not be surprised to hear that my school reports often included comments from teachers about being talkative to the point of distracting my classmates. I think I’m fairly personable, and enjoy being in company.
Yet I’m still nervous about the fact that last week I submitted a session for DDD10.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m very excited and will be gutted if I don’t get picked to speak (although that’s what voting is all about), but now it’s real. Now I really might have to go through with it.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll get the gig (and won’t die on my arse). Hopefully everything will go to plan and it’ll all be worth it if I’ve enthused at least a few people about my chosen subject. I’ll be putting a fair amount of preparation in, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to perform live testing on humans at the ShropshireNET user group later this month, but still it’s a new beginning for me and I just hope I’m worthy.
Here’s to trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone!