In one week, I'll be presenting a lightning talk (aka five minutes or less) about my independent study. I'm very excited but also very nervous. Five minutes is not that much time and when I get nervous, I usually talk fast. And when I get excited about something (like this independent study), I talk even faster. Put those two together and yikes, I need to breathe and s l o w down. However, I'm so excited to have a platform to share my work with my peers.