Today, was no exception. I was asked to present a paper at the Kentucky Honors Round Table. Just in case you don't know what this is, it's basically a nerd convention. The honors schools from all over the state gather to talk about really nerdy things, that no one really cares about, for hours, and eat really good food. No one really listens to the presenters, students just jump at the chance to get off campus. So why was I so nervous? I DON'T EVEN KNOW!! All I know is that my "s's" sounded like "th's'"and my "n's" sounded like "m's". Embarrassing right? I've always had a slight speech impediment, I am just normally extremely cautious of it and put forth an extra effort to control it. So, I just took a deep breath and started back where I left off.
Despite, the first minute of embarrassment, I was able to surpass my nerves and do a really excellent job in my presentation. All in all, this was a great experience for me, and I hope to have the opportunity to participate again.