Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy May Day!

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.

So, yeah.

8 comments:

Claire said...

Wow, this is a big month for you. Just think, though, on June 1 you're going to be able to look back and say, "Damn, I am hot shiznit for challenging myself -- and succeeding." As a fellow public speaking-phobe, I totally empathize...

sherthebear said...

wow you have lots going on in May. But it will be great and you will be awesome!

A Walk In My Shoes said...

You know the best part of giving the speech as the HOH for Mandy? You should know a lot of the people right? Just relaxed and give the speech to Mandy and her will-be husband. WOOT! I can't wait to hear about your mad teaching skills.

amber said...

i have a feeling you're gonna do great -- with all of it! much luck to you and let us know how it all goes :)

Kim said...

You're gonna rock the shit out of all these things. And then in June we will celebrate with margs.

Discombobulated said...

You will accomplish so much this month!
I think you will do great with the teaching.

Erika said...

You can DO IT!!!.....:)

sending you luck fairy dust.

tootie said...

If your speaking is anything like your blog writing, you're going to do awesome!