I study performance, and I constantly stay up at night dreading my lessons because I feel like my peers look at me thinking 'why is she on this course if she's so nervous?' Because I shake, my breathing gets noticeable (my friend told me to calm down the other day) and I go red, and I can never make eye contact with audience members (my friends!) which guts me. I love acting - don't get me wrong. It's all I want to do for a career and go to Uni etc, but I worry I'll never be able to because of this intense fear I have. It's mainly the fact of saying or doing something wrong, even though I'm a perfectionist and will rehearse and practise lines at home on my own - even to the point of knowing everyone else's lines - and know I know them, I still dread waking up and having to do it. I'm not sure if this is just me being a sap, or what. It keeps me awake and prevents me from actually doing other subjects' work because I'm so wound up about performing all the time even though I love it and always have. That's why I got concerned. Any help?
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