Are you nervous in social situations or do you look forward to them, finding it easy to connect with new people?
I tend to get little wound up when there’s an event, whether it’s big or small. Maybe I get too excited. By the time it’s the day of the event, I am a basket case. ( I don’t get that term. Baskets don’t seem crazy nervous or full of energy. . . I just looked up the origin of basket case. Interesting. It originally referred to people with disabilities that had to be carried in baskets. The government denied their existence. What’s new?!)
When we went to the movie premiere, I walked up to Jackie Mayer and introduced myself and Lucas. On the outside, nothing looked weird. On the inside, my nerves were so tight in my stomach. Let’s just say, I am so glad that I didn’t throw up on Miss America 1963. After meeting her, I felt fine. The nerves subsided.
This is what happens to be right before a party or meeting famous people:
- I’m nervous and talk a lot. All day long.
- I always think about Vince Vaughn saying, “He said not to panic! He said not to panic!” as the sharks are circling. I know how he feels. Then I laugh a little. Laughing is good.
- I bite the bullet of meeting people. I try to think of something clever but sometimes it’s best to keep it simple. “Hi, I’m Holley” is a good start.
- Then I feel less like throwing up.