TAMW (I'm switching to awesome instead of awkward on my post...LOL!!) I am explaining something in class and one person is genuinely interested in what you have to say (and is really nice and not bad looking either) and even though some other people are trying to shoot you down you just roll with it and answer the questions!!!
TAMW you get smiles, high fives, a "That was awesome in there!" And someone wanting to sit with you at lunch for being able to do what I said above!!!
TAMW you realize you are sooooo not as shy as you thought you were.
TAMW you can laugh like an idiot in class with your friends and not give a darn what everyone else thinks!!
TAMW you get compliments from your trainer for doing stuff right and she says, "I'm not worried about you getting bucked off because you can ride Toby's bucks really well"
Well, I got out all my happy!!