Well, from beginning to end, my emotions were off the charts. I could not stop shaking from nervousness, my heart rate wouldn’t slow from fear, and my hands were sweating like crazy all because I was hyperventilating which started at my hands and went to my arms, legs, back and torso. It mostly came from anxiety, so I was thinking “Oh my God, why did so many people show up!” “Am I about to melt, look at my hands!” “Please, please, please, let this be quick!” But when it was actually my time to speak I felt and thought about the overwhelming calmness deep in my body from all the attentive eyes, and I thought “Blow them away.” So I took a deep breath and spoke loud and clear.
After I was done speaking, everyone clapped and asked questions that I was too shy to answer, so I just sat and clapped in return. When it was time for them to shake our hands and thanks us for speaking, I put on my best celebrity smile and said things like “I really appreciate it, thank you.” Or “You’re welcome, God bless you.” But it came to a point where I put my body on auto piolet and let my thoughts wonder in slow motion of everything that happened. Before I knew it I was eating muffins and heading back. I really felt special, loved, cared about, from all the hugs and encouragements people were giving me. And God is good, all the time. I just wish everyone would know it. Thank you.