I'm going to level with you. This has not been a good week for me.
I took a break from my Salesforce life this past weekend while I indulged in another favourite past time, attending Fan Expo Canada. This meant two days off work, four days at the convention, and being completely exhausted at the end of each day.
With only a few weeks left to go for Dreamforce, I spent a whole five days not thinking about my session. And then I had the post-con blues REAL bad, and was trying to catch up on work, and thinking about what I have going on outside of work and Salesforce related preparations, and I started to feel really overwhelmed.
Anxiety started to set in, and I started to feel hopeless, like I was falling. How the hell was I going to do this?
I called my session manager, who put me at ease, and helped me see that it's all going to come together. My wonderful co-presenter helped too - I certainly couldn't do this without her!
I also partook in some self care in the form of my favourite Canadian TV show, Kim's Convenience, as I was lucky enough to meet some of the cast over the weekend. Things started to not seem so bad. I have a very supportive session network in the form of my session manager, co-presenter, and many others in the Ohana, and I know I can do this.
So while I'm no longer feeling overwhelmed, I'm feeling cautiously optimistic - this is a huge deal after all, and I've still got a lot of work to do, but I can't wait!
To all those of you out there working like crazy on your sessions, or even just trying to make sure you have all your work taken care of before Dreamforce - hang in there. You're not alone, and you will get through it. Indulge in some self care, talk to someone about it, and you will be amazing!
All smiles - the author, at FanExpo Canada, dressed as Wonder Woman, with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Andrew Phung.
Soundtrack: Falling - The Cat Empire (my all time favourite band)