Shyness is momentary.
When it’s awkward, blushing head returns – we can’t help but envy our former selves. We trick our memories into believing we were once hilarious raconteurs and now even a smile feels strained and unnatural. You repeat answers in your head before talking aloud, yet words still come out muddled. Internally, landslides crash down but in the room it is barely noticed.
Like always, confidence will return. For now, enjoy your silence.