It is a rather interesting place to be and has provided me with a rather new perspective from a learner's point of view instead of a teacher's point of view.
I have become beige.
And not by design either.
Since I have been spending quite a bit of time in a variety of training sessions offered by a variety of groups, I have discovered–whether intentionally or unintentionally–"experts" tend to view beginners much like most people view beige walls–uninteresting, unobtrusive and rather invisible.
In a technology session I attended, I was the only beginner. The Internet went down. People were frantically trying to "fix" their laptops. I announced, "Hey, it's not your laptop, the Internet's down."
Nothing but beige.
"No really. The Internet's down," I said again.
"Ohhhhh," said the others as if hearing the proclamation for the first time.
See what I mean? Beige. Beige. Beige. I have other examples, but I think you know what I mean here.
About a week ago, I started training with my real estate company. Thankfully, the trainer is pretty amazing. While I know lots of teachers who hand out chocolate as an incentive, I don't know very many teachers who can get their students in July to vie for left over chocolate Santas or Easter Bunnies as a reward.
Nothing beige about that.