WARNING: Incoming personal story. Not artwork at all, lol. But it is related to my art and my career.
My thesis review was last week. The people on my review team happened to be all my favorite teachers, whose opinions actually matter to me. I was prepared to be given a little bit of friendly-harsh feedback on my work or my professionalism after talking to other students (most of whom were kind of 50/50 on how they felt about their reviews.)
Instead, one comes in and says “I don’t even know why we’re here. We should go get a beer instead.” *Laughter*
They said I was a good person, and a delight to be around. I wanted to cry, because no one thinks I’m a “good person,” let alone “delightful,” except my mom - and she probably doesn’t think I’m a delight, lol. (Actually, I told my sister and she thinks I’m delightful but I certainly didn’t know.) At the very least, no one has ever indicated that they felt that way about me aside from my boyfriend (BUHHHdoesn’tcount.)
And one of them said what’s better than seeing me be able to overcome my shyness* has been watching that process of me becoming a confident person. TwT
*You probably don’t know, but I’m an extremely shy person. Like it took me three years to print on the 11 x 17 printers at school because I was too shy to ask for someone to show me. :| I mean, it’s kind of embarrassing, but I don’t even like phone calls because of how shy I am. But I worked really hard to overcome that out of a desire to be good at what I do and be able to get what I need.
Anyway, my thesis review went way better than I thought it would. <3