> I had a I can go anywhere and do anything attitude in
> my chosen field. However the past few years I fell on very rough times that took
> some of that ambition away as well as some of the lunacy that IS the airline
> industry. And even forced me to walk away from what I wanted to do for a while.
Yeah, life can be a bitch sometimes, but it also helps to adjust one's attitude. Just don't let it go too far on the other side.
> Which leads me to now. Even with all of the stress and as ready as I feel I
> wonder if I'm worried about a minor checkride how the hell am I going to handle
> a plane full of passengers?
As usual: you'll wreck the friggin plane and come back to tell us :D
> Perhaps I'm just stressing out over nothing as I have always been a worrier.
We all tend to make things bigger when we feel a bit stressed and beaten... Thinking that the obstacle is 90% in one's head usually helps a lot, and makes everything look more easy to face.
That being said, I guess you're not new to this kind of stress, just think about how many times you have faced a similar situation in the past and what was the outcome.