I haven’t thought about my mortality a lot lately .. well .. that isn’t entirely true. I can say that I haven’t felt the anxiety that I felt immediately before and after treatment for earliest stage breast cancer. Life is back to normal and there are brief moments when I take it for granted like the rest of the world who have yet to face the reality that this is “not an unlimited engagement”.
On that note I would like to introduce Randy Pausch, a CMU professor dying of pancreatic cancer (not a good way to go if one has any choice in the matter). His joie de vivre and courage in facing his end time are … inspirational (that word seems completely inadequate, by the way).
This set of quadruplets has the giggles and it’s contagious ;)
I’ve just reviewed my last public presentation and made notes about what I need to improve upon. I start off nervous and by the end of the talk I’m much more comfortable as I get into my “stride”. The last time I spoke I think I also under-estimated the preparation and practice time (largely because I was over-extended). I need to remember the five P-s .. prior preparation prevents poor performance. The Toast Master’s Group should help with the nervousness and better planning and discipline will help with the preparation part.