Blog > Rambling Session - Speeches (04/24/2024)

Rambling Session - Speeches (04/24/2024)

Rambling Session - Speeches (04/24/2024)

This morning I lit up the new Black Star Line Cigars Dark War Witch Pig LE for review. You can read that full review here, but I would definitely recommend trying one of these. It was a super solid smoke that had some similarities to the Dark War Witch Corona Gorda, but offered some different flavor experiences. 

So I have a wedding come up in a few weeks that I am a part of. I am the best man. 

When I was first asked, my initial thought was - “oh shit, that means I will have to give a speech”. My initial reaction was “of course I’ll be your best man”. I met the groom my first semester in college and we quickly became best friends and it has stayed that way (if you don’t count significant others) since. 

If you can’t tell from my initial thought, I am not a fan of public speaking. I never have been. I also was nervous for days leading up to any presentation and a wreck when my name would get called. I have been thinking about this speech nearly everyday for the past month and I get a bit of that feeling in my stomach.

The thing is, I have always actually been a good public speaker. I am usually pretty good at having a relaxed feel and getting through it, though I never enjoy it. However, while I am of course nervous for this, these feelings seem a bit different. I think for the first time in my life, I could say I am excited to give a speech. 

As I have gotten older, and especially after I became a father, I seem to not be as reserved as I once was. I am actually honored to have been named best man, especially because my buddy and I graduated in 2017 and went from being nearly inseparable to seeing one another a few times a year in person and facetiming another few times. He still is one of the best men I know and I look forward to having an opportunity to say a few words in his honor. 

Don’t get me wrong, there is still a part of me that is shaking in my boots as I prepare, but that the other part of me has been keeping that part calm.

Take care,


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