Anxiously Nervous

Sometime last week, I got an email that I never expected. As some of you might have read on my blog or Twitter, I submitted an application to attend Utopia: 2nd Festival of Women in Digital Culture. To be honest, I almost forgot about the festival, until I got an email with a request for me to give a talk to a group of women tomorrow, which coincidentally happens on the same day as International Women’s Day. I am so honoured to be given such opportunity, but at the same time, I’ve been having butterflies in my tummy for a week. I have been really excited for the talk, but had no chance to put anything down yet until today. Well, that’s kind of a lie. I did a little brainstorming session on Friday night just to get my thoughts going.

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And it’s 3:35 am at the moment, just 8 hours away from the presentation and I finally finished the slides. It’s nothing too beautiful, but it will definitely help me convey my thoughts. You won’t probably won’t understand the flow and the content just by looking at the slides, but they all make sense in my head right now. I hope it still makes sense when morning comes.

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This isn’t my first time giving a presentation to the public, but I’m feeling very anxious for not knowing who will be there and what they are like. Whoever they are, I’m going to stick with my plan with just telling them a story of my life and what I have learnt. Everything will be genuinely from the heart and thus, the words should come out easily. Wish me luck tomorrow!

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