• It's my turn to get on stage.
    My heart is pounding and I'm starting to panic.
    People are giving me encouraging smiles for me to go on.
    My knees are shaking and my hands are sweaty.
    I want to sing but the words won't come out.
    I'm the center of attention.
    The spot light is on me right now.
    I am still freaking out.
    I feel like my heart is in my throat.
    My brain is mush.
    I don't remember what to say.
    I feel sick to my stomach but I still have to go on.
    It's almost over and my voice and knees are still shaking.
    I can't.
    I just can't do it.
    I feel like I'm going to cry on stage.
    I'm starting to panic.
    My heart is pounding out of my chest.
    It is done.
    It's finally over.
    I slowly walk off the stage.
    My whole body is shaking.
    I finally did it.
    In front of all those people.
    I sang in front of a live audience and live to tell the tale.