Facing my Fears

I have been involved with IMPACT Personal Safety for 10 years now. I took my first class as a sophomore in high school because I was so afraid of the world around me. I could put on a brave face and pretend like nothing phased me, but I was too afraid to walk the seven blocks from my house to school. Taking the class helped me face my fears for the first time, and IMPACT hasn’t stopped helping me face them since.

The biggest fear IMPACT helped me face was my fear of public speaking. Throughout all of high school and college, I always dreaded classes where I had to present. It didn’t matter how prepared I was; I would be so nervous for so long that I wo