Greetings from high in the sky!
I’m heading west to San Francisco for the 2nd Annual Foodbuzz Festival! Wahoo!! I can’t wait! This weekend is all about good friends, good food, and good times! Just check out my posts from the 2009 Foodbuzz Festival! It was so fun!
On my way to the airport, I snacked on a Gala apple. It was crisp, sweet, and juicy! Just the way I like ‘em!
When I arrived at my gate, I grabbed an iced coffee from Cosi, which was just so-so. I know that I don’t like Cosi coffee, but I still buy it. Mental note: stop buying Cosi coffee.
Once on the plane, I finally ate breakfast. I usually eat around 7:00 AM, so when 10:00 hit and my stomach was still empty, I started to get a bit cranky. I used Virgin’s in-flight entertainment system to order the Power Protein Breakfast, which included a hard-boiled egg, fruit, cheese, and a cinnamon raisin bagel. I feel so much better now!
So, I bet you didn’t know that the best day of my life was also one of the most stressful. Not because of the wedding planning (I was the most stress-free bride ever), but because I was the center of attention. No joke, I thought I was going to pass out as I walked down the aisle with my mom. Luckily, I didn’t pass out, but I broke out in hives, started sweating, and couldn’t think straight.
So, I’m sure you can image how I feel in front of an audience of people that I don’t know. Public speaking is the bane of my existence.
With that said, I agreed to speak on a panel at the Foodbuzz Festival this year. It’s called “Food Blogging Guide to Success (Whatever That Is).”
When to comes to food blogging, what is success? Panelists with different perspectives will talk about how they define “success” for themselves and their blog, and they’ll encourage you to do some deep thinking of your own.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering why the heck I agreed to participate in this panel. Well, it’s a great opportunity to share my experiences and face my fears of public speaking. It’s also a huge honor that Foodbuzz asked me to participate. Basically, the awesomeness of the opportunity outweighed my fear of public speaking. Even still, I’m super nervous about tomorrow. If you have any words of wisdom, please feel free to share!
Question of the Day
Do you have any social anxieties? What do you struggle with/fear?