Tonight I am composing a PowerPoint presentation for the Benton County Master Gardeners.
This is a lot of fun – which surprises me. Why? Because first of all I’m terrified of public speaking. I accepted the offer to do this presentation because I want to get over that fear.
So I am surprised I am enjoying preparing for it so much. And I’m surprised at how much writing is involved. It is truly a creative process to put this together and it’s a lot of fun.
Ordinarily, I take people out on an herbwalk and it’s a more interactive thing than just me standing in front of a room full of expectant people waiting for me to say something interesting. The *doing* of an herb walk doesn’t make me so nervous. It’s the *talking* about one that does.
As I organize the photos and think of the things I’d like to say about them (and write those things down), I am losing my fear of doing the presentation and am beginning to look more forward to it.
That is the biggest surprise of all.