Whenever I have to do anything in public, a reading, a performance, speaking, anything, it scares me so much that I want to leave the country.  And, on the other hand, when I don’t do anything that scares me, life seems too tame.  So I have no choice – I have to put my work out into the world and risk rejection and risk shame.

Speaking of shame, I’m reading a great book by Brene Brown called “The Gifts of Imperfection.”  The subtitle is “Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.”  

I’m very excited about the reading of my play and I’m also scared to death.  And I love that the actors are cast and the director is terrific and the theater is perfect and everyone’s doing their jobs and all I really have to do at this point is show up.  Which is not an easy thing, especially when a trip to Borneo is on my mind.  Where is Borneo exactly? 

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