Blogging pal MG asks "What social activity or situation do you avoid because of a personal insecurity (silly, serious or otherwise)?"
I've always been the outrageous obnoxious type that doesn't let many insecurities get in my way. My blubber-body goes to the beach. My acne-scarred face is in photos. You get the idea.
However, since my little skirmish with breast cancer in 2003 I've developed a strange performance anxiety problem. I've always loved to sing, and singing in public was no problem: solo, with a group, anything. But now I get the oddest dizzy feeling and start swaying like a willow tree. This even happens if I'm in a large group, say singing hymns at church or the National Anthem at sporting events. It's quite embarrassing and I hate it - I miss singing!!