Saturday, January 26, 2013
The English Teacher
______This skirt that you see is actually a kilt that I'm wearing backwards. It was my mom's a long time ago and it's made from real Scottish sheep. The wool part of the sheep, I mean. Not the whole sheep. Hopefully, sheep aren't just put through giant sheep grinders and boom, kilt production ensues. That would be rather saddening. But yeah, authentic vintage kilt right here, and it's even itchy. You know if it's itchy it's authentic.
______The first thing I associate with a plaid skirt is school. So of course, channeling my inner English teacher was a must. In reality, I would probably make the most awful English teacher ever, mainly because I can't spell or pronounce most English words that a middle schooler can (Thai restaurant? I thought it was pronounced "thigh" restaurant); then again, I have this totally rad teacher for Honors Lit who confessed that he can't spell many things, so I'm sure I'd turn out all right. What a brave soul he is to admit such a thing in the first place!
______I think I'm getting a hang of my schedule now, so that's good, but I do wish I could stop being so anxious about it all the time. One of the classes I'm taking is a film photography class, and film photography is so different from normal photography. Obviously you can't see what you took after you took it, so there's no way to know if you need to re-take it or correct something, plus there's making sure you get all the chemicals right when you're developing, and then there's getting a little sad when certain pictures don't turn out at all and you just wonder if you'll ever get it right. I'm also taking a 3D design class and we're working with all sorts of new power tools and materials I've never used or even tried.
______That being said, I think the reason why I've been getting anxious and nervous about my classes this year is because, well, I'm afraid of not succeeding. There are so many new things. So many unfamiliar things. So many words I've never heard of that other people can utilize as if it's their second language. So many things I've never tried, never been good at... Which of course means that I have indeed already failed a few times at these things. I'm not used to that. I'm not used to failing. I'm not used to being entirely horrible at something. I'm at least somewhat decent at most things. I'm passionate about photography, so it's frustrating that I can't get perfect film pictures on the first or second round through. I've at least had some familiarity with the other art classes I've taken in the past--I've painted before, even if not with oils, and I've drawn before with most materials, so those classes weren't as difficult to transition into. It's almost a little hard to stay positive lately.
______Alas, I can only pray that next week will be smoother, and maybe I'll learn some more things. Better things. Try to stay positive, my dear citizens!
PS) You can find a different wording of this post over here at Ashley's blog, Twenties Girl Style!
Ruffle top: Isabell de Pedro, secondhand
Kilt: vintage authentic Scottish kilt
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Christmas pressie
Earrings: Charming Charlie