Everybody gets nervous now and again. Some people have a lot of anxiety about even the smallest of things.
Me? I tend to just about lose my mind when I have to get up in front of a crowd and perform, whether I’m speaking, singing or anything else. My problem is that I don’t want to mess up and embarrass or cause issues for anyone else involved. I’m not worried about embarrassing myself. Maybe I should be…wink, wink!
Putting yourself out there in this way is, indeed, scary. But there are those who handle it like a pro. In the Boro, we are blessed with a thriving arts community, and that means there are lots of auditions. If you regularly attend shows in town, you may see some of the same faces — people who just love to perform. But there are also always new and fresh faces in every show. All of these folks must audition, and that can be quite the experience. Check out our article on auditioning in the Boro to see what it’s like.
We’re catching up in this issue with last year’s Statesboro Voice winner, and taking a look at this year’s competition. Be sure to get out and see the show…you will be amazed at the amount of talent we have locally.
We have also brought back the Everyday Heroes feature, which readers have responded to in a big way. In this issue, we interview Travis Kreun, a humble and local law enforcement officer who didn’t want to talk about himself. He was nominated by his wife, who called him a “hero at home”— but we found out that he’s a hero in the community as well. Be sure to read his story.
We love being able to tell the stories of people you have selected as Everyday Heroes. If you know of someone who fits the bill, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the issue!