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Sue Beesley

Sue Beesley

  • Date Joined: 11 Jun 2007

A touch of stage fright

Posted by Sue Beesley on 06 Jul 2007 at 10:19 PM

I'm starting to get nervous stomach flutters - stage fright, basically - when I think about Tatton. Oddly, friends and colleagues around me are much calmer now than they were a few weeks ago.  This is because the image that was clear in my mind and was hazy for them is now taking shape in front of their eyes  They can see what I was blathering on about, are reassured by its reality and are now engaged with me in the final decision making.  For my part, reality is a modified version of my original image and is full of compromises and uncertainties.

But even with others now closely involved, it's ultimately down to me to make sure that everything happens. Each day I mentally rehease each element in case I've overlooked something. Boundaries, landscaping, vehicle passes, literature, mulch, fixings, tools, timings, health and safety (must find my saftey boots!), sponsor's ticket allocations, stand cover, etc.  It's all written down of course, but what if I've never even thought of it? I think once we get on site it will feel much better. There's nothing like doing, instead of thinking, to calm the nerves.

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