I have a confession to make. I am the worst person to ask to go onto a stage. Really. I don't know what it is, or why I go crazy when I have to climb up the steps to stand on a stage, but it's weird. Every year, my homeschool group does something called "History Day". That's where people can have their moment of fame and play a character from history. I was always forced to do it. I'm not staying that it's bad to go on stage, but I always preferred to be in the audience. Anyway, I played Queen Isabella and this other guy in the homeschool group played Christopher Columbus. Our moms made sure that everything was perfect; we had identical cards with our lines on them, and each of our lines were highlighted. I even had a pretty Spanish-y dress to wear. (By the way, I was about 8. A very mature 8 year old, I might add.)    :o) Well, in the middle of our 5 minute speech on the church stage, I felt a little odd. I leapt off of the 3 foot stage, ran down the center isle, past all the shocked homeschool families, and...... well, the rest of the details aren't important. Suffice it to say, that I felt really sick to my stomach. So, for the past 3 years I've avoided getting up on the stage. Of course, there WAS the big Christmas play horror story, but I'll save that for another day! : )

Anne Marie
11/18/2009 07:40:38 am

I wasn't frightened in front of crowds until now. I was fine doing solos in front of my huge church in Texas when I was 7. But not here. Ugh...

11/18/2009 08:19:40 pm

Can't really sympathize with you I'm afraid since I have no stage fright...so is the Christmas play horror story something you have to do right now?

Katie (author of website)
11/18/2009 10:42:14 pm

No, I've already gone through with it. I was amazed that I survived! Actually, for most people, it wouldn't have been a big deal, but for a neurotic person like me, it was! : )

Deanna Y
11/22/2009 09:02:24 am

Yes it was just HORRIBLE you had to be Mary :D..... You HAD to do it 'cause you were the only person who was tall enough to stand next to Joseph and not make him look like a giant.... You did very well.... :D

What brought on the reminiscing phobia mood?

Katie (author of website)
11/22/2009 11:58:25 am

I don't know....... A lot of my other posts were serious, so I figured I'd try to have something slightly more amusing! :D


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