During class we were made to put our homework up on the wall for a group crit, after the teacher pointed out and briefly discussed mine I reluctantly owned up to being the creator of said piece.
Reluctantly being the operative word, because my lack of confidence encouraged the teacher to then pull me to the front to talk about my work. It wasnt all bad… I didnt die! But it has taught me that to avoid this in future I have to be proud of what I do and unafraid to own up to it.
As unsure as I was, there was nothing wrong with my work and in the field I want to get into, I need to get used to talking about what Ive done in front of people… harder said than done because I find that as an introvert, I am massively considerate and prefer to observe and listen, I find it hard to articulate myself on the spot and especially make small talk or big talk.
I like to think. A LOT. Then I write things down. Talking is not my strongest point, I work in different ways that other people cannot begin to fathom… Its not wrong but its not what is recommended either. 18 months ago