Nervousness

Some people say that when you are nervous it feels like butterflies in your stomach.

But I think that is wrong. Butterflies barely brush against your conscience, lightly touching your stress. I think nervousness feels like a thousand stampeding bulls, charging at full speed.

People will get nervous when they have to perform something, take a test, or have their work shown to others. I have stage fright, and sometimes will get super scared about what others think of me when I perform.

While nervousness sounds bad, I think we have to get feel that tingling in bodies every once in a while. I believe that if we were confident about everything in life, then we would end up being very disappointed with ourselves.

If we were perfect at every single thing we did, then where would we have room to grow and learn from our mistakes? How would we be able to respect others for their help? How would we be able to even give help at all? Whenever anger has taken over me I think about these questions inside my head and say, if we were perfect, then we would not be human.

So next time when you are nervous that you are going to make a mistake in front of a crowd, think of all the hard work you’ve accomplished, the kind people who assisted you, and how you can learn from your mistakes.

Because we all know that we should be thankful, no matter what comes in our way.

2 thoughts on “Nervousness

  1. There’s so many things I want to say about this post, I’m not even sure where to begin. Most of it I will tell you in person instead of here. Nerves are different for everyone, and I know that they feel like a thousand stampeding bulls for you. Sometimes it’s hard to stand up to those bulls, but I watch you do it more frequently all the time. And, more often than not, they turn around and run from you when you stand up to them. Nobody is perfect ever… we are all in need of growing and learning from our mistakes. I love that you recognize this and that you are thankful for it. You are one of the hardest workers I know!

  2. Hello there Ingrid!
    My name is Lyric, and I am in Ms. Smiths grade 6/7 class ( I am in grade 7)
    I really enjoyed your poetry! I think you have a real talent with writing. On the subject of stage fright, I myself don’t suffer from it, I actually really enjoy stage time and act as often as possible. But I do suffer from other forms of unnecessary nervousness and anxiety and this really helped me. But on a brighter note, your writing! It flows beautifully and I think you should continue if it makes you happy. How did you discover this talent? Was it at school, or elsewhere?
    Either way, keep on keeping on, my friend!
    ~Lyric

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