What seems like a very long time ago I had an audition. When I heard that I had to sing for this audition, I was so nervous I was actually thinking of not going. I could literally hear my mind working out possible excuses, or fleeing options.
But then, a very wise woman told me, that this will all end. Everything that I am feeling now will end. One day I'll look back at this and wonder why I was so nervous.
And she was right. I went, chin up, ready for the audition. When it was time for me to sing, I played the music and waited for my cue. When I started singing, it felt like I was watching myself from another angle in the room. I felt far away.
When I finished singing, as the wise woman had told me, I realized, well... It was all over. All the feelings of anxiety were gone. Let's say they... puffed away.
A couple of days later, I got an Email saying I had been chosen to play the role of Sunny in Daddy Cool! I was so happy! But then I realized that I would have to sing in front of a lot more people than just three people at the audition. The anxiety crawled back.
When we had the first rehearsals I was nervous, but it was like the audition and everything went well. The rehearsals passed and along came my first show!
When it was over everything was O.K. After performing in the show for a little more than 20 times, I started to notice my comfort zone growing outward.
Time passed, and now Daddy Cool just had its Derniere, which was great by the way, and now, it's all definitely over. This is something never to forget: all things end. Wow that just sounded so depressive!
No, seriously, just remember, all things end eventually and YOLO, there is no point in letting feelings of anxiety take away the possibility of a fantastic experience.
Let me end with this:
"Dear Daddy Cool, you were a great big part of the past few months and I am glad I was there!"
And also something just for you, my readers: "Thanks for stopping by, guys!"
Sincerely, (alright, now that's way too formal)