That was enough belly twisting for me

In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/fight-or-flight/

Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond?

Wow.  Do many people have heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness with what sounds like tons of adrenaline pulsing through the body?  Could that ever not be justified?  Who are these people?  Heart-pounding, eh?  AND belly-twisting?

Well, I’ve been nervous for solo musical performances, job interviews, mutant spider attacks, and Paranormal Activity (but only the first one), but I don’t think I would have classified any of those cases of nerves at defcon 1.   Except maybe for my Master’s Thesis defense.  Think about it.  Sitting in a room at a boardroom table with 8 older mostly white men asking questions that would make no sense to anyone else in any other normal circumstances – only in the context of whatever academic topic you had been approved to spend 4 years of your life researching and writing about.  It was enough to make anyone’s belly twist.  Knowing that if I didn’t pass, well there goes 4 years of my life.  And if I DID pass, there goes the next 7 years of my life as I moved on to your PhD because, let’s face it, what else will you do with a Master’s degree?  Oh god, the horror!

Let’s close our eyes for a moment…ah, that’s better!

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Oh, and BTW, never DID get that PhD.  Just as well.  Don’t think my belly could take any more of that twisting…

 

Posted on February 26, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. You have gone farther than most. Let that be your joy and happiness!

  2. I feel much more relaxed after those kitty shots. Thank you!

  3. That IS stomach twisting. Remember it well. http://lilypupslife.wordpress.com/

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