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Yesterday was the day of the group presentation at school. My group went up first and we presented the gaga gift to the instructor. As soon as he saw all the apples he said, “A+ already. You might as well sit down now.” Awesome for us, right? Well, we still had to present. It happens. We expected as much.

We all went through our parts and got our grade before we left class for the day. Our group got a 100. Not too shabby! We were very impressed with ourselves, considering how many stressful weekends we spent on this project. It was pretty intense. Turns out, we did not have to submit our work. All of those hours to make sure all the programming worked, no big deal. He did not want to check out work, just wanted to see us learn how to speak in front of people.

I am okay with that, even though we were super stressed out. I got a 100 – the group project is a big chunk of our final grade in the class. Even if I do not do so well on the actual final, it should be okay. I should still pass the class. I think my current grade is 97. Anyone who is in the IT field or major, I applaud you. It takes a lot of stress and brains. It is also very time consuming.

Is there anyone here who is in IT? How do you manage? Is it stressful? Do you have a method to staying sane? I would love to know! (:

 

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Good morning! So I went to the doctor yesterday, after all. Picture this: a two and a half hour wait with my cell phone battery at 24%. Yikes! All the seats by the outlets were taken, and no one was even using them! When someone got up, I sniped the seat so I could start charging – not a moment too soon!

When my name was finally called, I went in and waited another hour but at least I was in a room. The doctor came in and examined the two sting areas. He said I was not allergic, and they were not infected. However, they were localized. That means that they will not spread. I guess localized meant my leg because that spread through my whole entire thigh. I got medication and was told to start immediately and the wounds will be gone in a week.

When I checked out my leg this morning, there has been no change. That is not surprising though. It will take a few days to start going away. Too bad it still hurts and itches!

I also have a group presentation today in one of my classes. As a gag gift, the whole team is each bringing an apple to the instructor. The presentation is not going to be too bad. We are each presenting the parts we each did so we know the material mostly. Maybe I will not be scratching too much during the presentation!

College has really helped me with my nerves. In highschool and younger, I would be terrified to present. I would get shaky, my stomach would cramp, and I would fumble all of my words. My first semester in college, I was a nervous wreck as well! However, I saw a couple of people present and told myself I could do it! When I walked to the front of the room, I was shaky when I first started to talk. However, I jumped around the front of the room (not literally haha) and looked at several people in the eyes and said anything and everything about my topic. At the end I took a bow and went back to my seat. Since that day, everytime I present I act like I am the host of a show. It is college. You are allowed to be spontaneous! Everyone loves seeing that stuff – people being different, energized. I know it impresses me when I see it.

So, today I am going to be the best show host I can be and I know I have my team members standing right next to me. If one of us fumbles, another can help them and pick up where that person left off. This group is a good mix of people. A couple of my group projects, I was one of the only ones ever doing anything. This time, we all helped each other with the project and with the general class work.

I will let you royals know all about the presentation later! (: How do you handle presentations? Did you used to be nervous but grew out of it? Do you still get nervous? Were you always great at presenting? I would love to know!

 

 

 

 

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