It's May! Summer is on its way, along with oppressive heat, no rain in sight, and hopefully a lot of downtime for yours truly.
But before the downtime come the challenges. May is going to be full of them.
I am going to give my HOH toast in front of 100+ people in a little more than a week. I am a little nervous about doing this, but I'm also happy for the challenge (and I am totally stoked to show Mandy my love). It's just one thing to add to my list of "things I've accomplished that I was scared shitless to do at first."
I am going to give a presentation in my fairy tales class. This is really no big deal. I have to give presentations in each of my classes. And each time I get anxious. So here I am, being anxious again.
I will be teaching a full class period at the end of this month. That's about 1 hour and 40 minutes of teaching. Me, in front of the class, showing off my mad teaching skills. This is the biggie. I am so nervous about this. I am so afraid of being revealed to be a fraud, even though I know logically I am not a fraud.
I have been putting off finishing my thesis proposal and annotated bibliography, so May is the month to complete both of those and submit them to the graduate committee.
By the time June rolls around, I think I will have learned many new things about myself based on the above experiences.