Describing a time when I was nervous

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                                           Time when I was nervous

I have been nervous on many different occasions in my life. I am a bit of a worrier and this makes me nervous a lot. However there have been a few particular times where I distinctly remember being terrified. You know the times when you palms start to sweat and your heart starts beating faster and faster. Yes that was definitely me! This specific time I’m recalling in my head what happened two years ago when I attended my first campus selection interview.

“Roll no 24 get ready next is your turn” announced the clerk. Just 8 more students and then it was my turn. I had never felt this nervous before.  The mood was extremely tense all around me. Hundreds of other diploma students were preparing for their campus interview. I dreaded this day ever since I finished my higher-secondary exams. Here in California, interviews were as important as our grade 12 results and that made me more anxious. Though my results were of good class, honestly my speaking was of very poor grade. After having several bad experiences speaking in front of people, I became extremely shy and timid. And having to stand up and communicate with strangers was like a nightmare for me. I was quite sure that I’ll mess up my interview because of my inhibition.

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“Roll no 26 get ready “announced the gawky clerk again. While some of the students did return to the hall with a satisfied look, most of the students looked doleful after their interview. 20 minutes before my turn, I decided to freshen up and so when to the toilet. I kept my portfolio near the sink. But as I came out, I realized that the file was missing. There was no clue of its presence anywhere around. My mind went blank. I could feel the sweat trickling down my cheeks. My BP was falling. I was so flabbergasted that I ...

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