I was really nervous and when more and more and more people came into the studio, I didn't know whether to shit my pants, drop dead in fear, or just be glad that I could embarrass myself in front of even more people!!! I decided to just go to the bathroom and then walk into the studio. Patty gave me a beautiful introduction and then I started......started to completely butcher the dialogue!!!! I could not remember much of anything, forget the Sanscrit names for the postures and I was into the next pose when I remembered, "Oh shit ---- I forgot that paragraph, or that phrase" and in the remembering of what I forgot, I was forgetting more!!! But I got through it, got everyone safely in and out of the postures, even a very first time student, and I had people laughing now and again, AND...I finished in 89 minutes!!! When people were in final savasana, I completely forgot to say thanks for being on the show and Namaste, I just walked out of the studio, but I did it, and for a few moments in each posture, it was really fun. They were actually doing what I asked them to do!!!
So now I have to learn the dialogue more and more and more, and I'll be better at it. Patty said afterward that I have nowhere to go but up (and I'll take that as a compliment), and she also said I have a nice voice, and I'm very grateful for that statement (and even for the nice voice), so now I just have to get better.
Whew!!! It was fun, it was scary, but it was so good!!!! I'm going to like this!!!
More later. Headed to LA and Bikram headquarters tomorrow. Will write more after that adventure.
Love to all. Lucille