By way of a coda to my last post, I gave a lot of thought to all your comments and decided to give #2 another outing. As a result, this is what I wore to my teaching job today. (Yeah, a bunch of stuff you've seen before. Sorry about that.) I'm really feeling the black/grey pattern matching. And I think I've found the right camera angle.
I really love my teaching job. It's such a privilege to stand in front of students, share my knowledge and enthusiasm for things I feel passionate about and see that enthusiasm reflected back as it was in today's class. In much the same way, it's a pleasure to finally engage here and get a taste of so many different styles and approaches to a fundamental art form that's so often devalued and underrated because it's the preserve of women, and older women at that.
To tell the truth, it still feels a bit odd to be sharing something so personal with a bunch of strangers on the Internet, but it's so nice to be here at last that I'm wondering why I didn't do it before.
So I wanted to thank you all for pitching in and giving me feedback on what works best. And I don't want anyone to think they can't give me advice, because that last thread gave me plenty to think about and led to some new ideas on how I should put things together. Sometimes I need to know how to dial it down some, and any commentary is food for thought.