31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 20


31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Saturday, 20 October 2018


I do not like having an audience, at least, not an in-person audience. I am find with interacting with folks online. I just am totally terrified at the thought of public speaking.  One-on-one, I’m okay (most of the time). Two-on-one, okay. Any more than that and the stress levels start to climb.

The thought of being on stage, performing in any way for an audience, makes my tongue swell, my legs shake and go weak, sometimes buckling under me. I have trouble talking, can’t remember what I need to say, and other embarrassing things.

I am not meant to have an audience, not in the typical sense of the word. I am meant for behind-the-scenes things, the support person for the one on stage, playing to the audience. Or, to be part of the audience myself.  However, even being in the audience makes me uncomfortable in real life events.

Do you like having an audience? Are you all out there, in performer mode, wanting all eyes on you?  Do you think folks that don’t like that level of attention of somehow weird?

Please answer in the comments. I’d love to read your response.

Have a blessed day!