I DID IT! I taught the school today & had a blast! Yesterday I told you of my concern about teaching in our ministry school. Last night I managed to get quiet enough to change my notes into short bullet points & main themes instead of typed pages full of long paragraphs. It worked perfectly. I even brought out some laughter & a few "woot woots!". During the question & answer time after my teaching was over it was great to hear what they heard & find that I had communicated exactly what my heart was full of for them. Yay me!
An interesting side-note (to me anyway!) : My talk was about my journey of overcoming a deeply ingrained fear that pretty much defined who I was for most of my life. Not a specific phobia that could be worked on, but an over-riding fear of life. It affected all my choices from childhood on. And one of those early choices was a career decision.
I always wanted to be a teacher. As a young person I taught in my church when ever they would let me & my babysitting always involved teaching in fun ways. But when it came time to begin the education for a life job, I remember being afraid that I was not smart enough to be a teacher of older kids or adults so I deliberately chose to be a pre-school teacher, thinking it would be easier & not require much. (I was very wrong by the way! I taught pre-school for years & it is not an easy job in any way!)