This morning, I had to conduct a Q&A training session in front of around 25 co-workers. By all accounts, it went fine. I gave helpful guidance, people asked good questions and when I was finished, they were very kind, thanking me and inviting me back for another future session.
I left feeling really good and they moved on to another training session in the room.
Then I got to my car and I realized I had left my phone in the conference room. And I very genuinely considered leaving without it and driving back to my own office without any regard for how I would ever get it back. All to avoid having to reappear in front of everyone to get it.
Thank God I found it in a small pocket of my purse a few seconds later.