I don’t understand why I get butterflies when I have to present in front of a class but yet I can perform in front of 70,000 people (2004 Outback Bowl) with no problem.

Today I have my capstone (final class for my major, if you didn’t know) presentation a historiographical review on George Washington and a rough draft of our paper.

I guess this might be a factor as to why I am so nervous about this.

Everything was going great last night with the progress I had been making. I had gotten the presentation done and was working on my paper. It was about 2:30 am and my computer just shut off- I was confused but it restarted. It must have been one of those scheduled restarts but I guess I had missed the warning it gives 15 minutes before.?

When it finally restarted, my paper was half gone. Literally the last 4 pages (my second section of the paper is gone). At this point, I cried because honestly what could I do.

So now, I’m flustered and upset and have to present on a topic that I’m not too fond of and way too nervous about.

Has this ever happened to you? What do you do to help with your nerves? I guess I should have been asking this more than 25 days before graduation…


EDIT: I just had my presentation and well, it didn’t go 100% but it also didn’t go bad at all.


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