And I was about 30259810357 times more confident than I was in high school. (which I think is mostly due to age, a lot more practice, and being a lot more comfortable with my voice .... but also partially due to law school and getting used to talking in public).
I'm really really happy. This is likely the first time I ever felt this happy and confident after playing my guitar and/or singing in public.
In high school, playing open mics was usually followed by a feeling of debilitating humiliation (I'm being dramatic).
Yessss. Maybe I'm actually starting to become the person I want to be. Just gotta keep doing it.