I have been trying really hard lately to step out of my comfort zone and do “adventurous” things. My anxiety disorder is still ever-present but it’s been more manageable the last few months and my shrink says I need to take advantage of this while it lasts and do scary (but not too scary) things as part of my behavioral therapy. And that’s how I got into the terrifying position of doing a TEDx talk in a few months.
My talk will be very short and because it has to do with having mental illness maybe people won’t judge me so harshly if I carry a table to hide under onto the stage. Or maybe I’ll do it facing the back of the stage like Sia. Or maybe I’ll do it from the safe and warm inside of a t-rex costume. Hard to say.
And perhaps avoid the front row in case I start vomiting. Or at least bring a waterproof poncho.