I took the plunge. When I was sleepy in the morning without benefit of coffee to instill a little common sense into my mushy, uncaffeinated consciousness, I hit the send button and applied to teach a class at Paganicon in March.
I'm not sure why I'm so nervous. I've been teaching Craft classes for a while now. And the subject matter, Crisis Intervention for Pagan Clergy, is something I know well. I spent several years performing professional crisis interventions for a human services organization and I have been a licensed clergy person for...oh, gosh...going on 5 years now. So I should feel confident. But I don't. I'm nervous as all Tartarus.
I suppose it could be that when you're teaching at a Pagan festival at a camp ground there's a super laid-back feeling. I mean, when half your students are naked and covered in body paint, it's hard to feel too much pressure to be professional. But when you're teaching at a hotel in an auditorium-style room with a microphone and a white board, well...that's pretty nerve wracking.
So I'm gonna ask you all a favor. If you come to the class, would you mind doing it Skyclad with a little glitter? It would really take the pressure off. Thanks.