Over the last year, I’ve talked about my narcolepsy A LOT – telling anyone who is kind enough to listen. Yet tomorrow’s meeting still intimidates me. Will I get my point across? Will my medication make me shake?
When I ran the Boston Marathon, I couldn’t control the outcome. Much like the marathon, I don’t know how tomorrow’s challenge will go. Yet, I’ve prepared myself like any athlete.
I’ve practiced communicating about my narcolepsy hundreds of times this past year – in bars, at parties, on the bus. I’ve explained narcolepsy to close friends and perfect strangers. I have my outfit picked out. I have my talking points and statistics memorized.
I must trust my instinct and experience will carry me. I must believe that when the time comes (2pm on the dot), I will rise to the occassion and bring my A game.
I will be sure to report back here afterwards!