Hi. I am very inspired and touched by your story, and want to thank you for sharing your story.
I am terrified about public speaking, or even about having conversation with a stranger, even talking in my first language. No matter how many presentations I have given in my life for class assignments, student organization activities, or job interviews, I still need to practice a lot to make sure that I won’t be blanked when giving talk in front of people; sometimes I feel embarrassed that I am always feeling uncomfortable to give presentation and that I can’t get over this feeling — “I am terrified of it” — until after practicing it for many many times. I have been admiring people who can give fun, attractive, well-organized, and meaningful talk, and thought it would be nice if I were born with it, until today I read your story.
They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. I believe any extraordinary performance is made by extra effort, thoughtful thinking, and repeating practice. Your story makes me believe it even deeper.
Thanks for making me, or also the people like me, realize that I am not alone, and get courage to continue taking risk and practicing for becoming a better version of myself.