I am at the coffee shop working on my speech I am going to give to an Elementary School in my hometown tomorrow J
And as I work on it I have had so many emotions going through my head (actually, while I prepare to work on it) 😛
This morning I was doing a little more packing and getting things ready to take to the Goodwill or sell and after loading my car up I drove out to this coffee shop to work on the speech while I wait for this person to come buy my desk from me
On my way out here, I thought about how stressed I was starting to feel today, about all of the things I am doing. I stress a lot. And I started to question whether the stress was good or bad. I used to think it was a bad thing. And it can be…especially when it starts giving me gray hairs!!!! But, I decided that for the most part…I really enjoy the stress, the nerves and the pressure that I always put on myself. Because every time that I put myself into these types of situations (such as tomorrow’s speech— where I want to give these kids something that will really really help them as much as possible to better themselves and to believe in themselves and to help everyone around them as they do it) the more I put myself in these situations, the more I grow more as a person. The stress I feel and the butterflies and insecurities I may feel are all a part of that growth. I am putting myself in situations that push me to be more, to do more and to be able to handle more. And every time I do these things that make me feel these ways, I become so much happier with myself and my life and journey. I thrive off of the adrenaline that I get from facing things that many people find scary. I thrive off of the strength that it can take to handle some of the things that I commit to doing.
I am so excited to give this speech tomorrow…and after that, I will be driving to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend a Wheelchair Tennis Camp for the week J And not only will I get to play tennis but I will also get to SitSki J Something I have been wanting to do for a very long time!
Anyways….I have a pretty good idea about what I am going to say to the kids tomorrow, and the demo I am going to give them of wheelchair basketball J But if anyone has any ideas or things they think I should focus on or points I should try and make, any ideas are greatly appreciated! J