I was a senior in college as I sat in the conference room with five psychology professors.
I was there to receive a special thank you for providing music at a conference the department had just hosted.
I was handed a half-dozen roses and the different professors thanked me, told me how much my piano playing had added to the event, and complimented my abilities as a psychology student.
I remember as I held the roses and the professors spoke, I wanted to shrink into my seat. I felt so self-conscious!