You'll do fine, quit worrying. Think how much easier it will be to get to Farpoint and Shore Leave. Pretend the senate chambers are a Starbuck's, set your laptop up on that little desk they give you and write away. I think there's a button or something if anyone asks you to vote for anything.
Cool! I've seen a lot of your posts on Krad's journal. Maybe someday I can actually meet you. I'll warn you that my journal is rather boring since I post seldom other than all the quizes and memes which I can't seem to resist.