I've been working on a special presentation for many months now. I am in charge of what we call "Stake Enrichment Meeting". Approximately 200 women will attend this meeting, and I have been in charge of deciding what it will be about, and arranging all the details. As part of it, I have made a video that I am really excited to show them. I have a special speaker coming. He is our Regional Welfare Representative for this area. I have arranged for several displays, and refreshments. I think it will be a really enriching and useful meeting for those who attend.
Okay, having said that, can I whine now? I have asthma, and a heart murmur. Those really don't give me much trouble except when I'm under stress...like now. Here is the weird thing. I don't even notice that I am stressed except that I am having trouble breathing, and my heart is beating weird. I stop...think about it....and realize, yes, I'm under stress. Last time I was in charge of a meeting like this, I could hardly breathe all day. As soon as the meeting was finished, my breathing was fine. Isn't it weird what stress can do to your body? And what is stress? It's an emotional response to outward stimuli. You would think I could just control it mentally. Stress is all mental after all. Actually, sometimes I can influence it. If I tell myself to relax and breathe easier, I can, but it is a mental effort to do this.
I'm done whining now. I'm actually really excited for this. I have had a glimpse of what the speaker will cover, and I know it is going to be great. The video turned out really good, and I know that they will get alot from it. Overall I'm really excited about this because I know it will be really beneficial. And just think.....after it is over.....my stress will be gone. :)