Every time I give a talk (even a 10 minute one) I feel absolutely destroyed afterwards! There is a rawness in me that can make me cry. And I still haven’t learned how to deal with it.
It sits in my stomach and owns me. It’s trying to burst through and determine how I feel for the rest of the day.
Maybe it’s a connection to my vulnerability. It’s the experience that after I have been sharing something personal, after I opened myself up, let people in and see who I am. And then it is over. And I have no control afterwards what they will do with it.
There is always the temptation that this moments defines you. Maybe I am judging myself to hard. Being too critical instead of being kind to myself.