I recall a time when presenting and speaking in front of any size crowd would overwhelm and scare me. Especially after the accident, my traumatic brain injury created a more introverted me. However through challenging presentations as an engineering student, I have learned to overcome this. Now instead of nerves I get little butterflies of excitement. It also doesn’t seem as big of a deal. To some degree I don’t even prepare or game plan how the speech/presentation will go. That’s because I’ve learned to develop enough knowledge about what I’m discussing that I can just go with the flow and improve. Well that’s at least how tonight should go. Tonight I will present robots with the professor who taught me to all ages at a large city -wide event. Last year I did it all on my own. This year I also taught freshmen students and they will be presenting as well. Its almost like they are my little minions. Anyways I’m excited to see how tonight will go. Then tomorrow, when my pre-race jitters fully kick in I will hopefully be ready to go and present my story to a couple hundred doctors, nurses and therapists at a Neuro conference. So here’s to pre-race jitters that help quick start the new journey!