What could possibly go wrong? Before attempting a task I have learned from experience that besides looking at what good could come from the venture, it is just as important to consider the opposite reactions that might happen.
I'm linking this post to the blog hop, Finish the Sentence Friday - Once I knew the truth, I could no longer talk myself out. . .
In 1964 much was astir on college campuses. While political and ethical issues abounded, l was just trying to make my way through some of those required courses, one of which was Oratory Speaking. I avoided taking a speech class during high school because it wasn't a required elective, but more importantly because I turned bright red whenever I had to give an oral report and shook like a leaf. Now I could no longer stand behind the skirts of fear.
The assignment was to give a demonstrative speech where I had to show how to do something while simultaneously telling how to do it. Now as a young adult, speaking in front of my peers shouldn't evoke the same high school fears, or so I thought. Once I knew the truth, I could no longer talk myself out of giving my speech titled How to Sew on a Button. My classmates listened and watched with rapt attention as I nervously managed not to shed too much blood on the fabric while pushing the threaded needle through the buttonholes and fabric several times.