I am experiencing, today, that heady exhileration of having several deadlines and many things to do and of doing the kinds of things I hate doing, like making many phone calls and visits to strangers in succession . . . but it is for a cause!

I think people who meet me lately might not see me is shy anymore, but I still am on the inside and one of the things I HATE doing is making cold phone calls. I can usually work myself up to one or two, but I find it so difficult.

Now at work, when I need to make calls for guests, it feels different because I am calling on behalf of something.

When I call representing myself instead of something else . . . I don’t know why.

But you gotta do what you gotta do and I will push on.