Took a trip down memory lane, reading some of my earlier interactions on here once I finished my initial Director Ratings Project. (Very hard to find and probably too embarrassing to link.) It's been a discovery to read that I once frequently lived up to my full username (1 Strong Opinion). It's one thing to remember just 10 years ago when I thought I could argue that my opinion on a film was the correct opinion, but it's something else to read that swagger in action.
I appreciate everyone putting up with the arrogance of my youth - late 30s is still youth, right? - and allowing me to grow into more of an old student of the art that I clearly love. Of course, there are still moments when the old 1SO comes through in a post because I am always learning to be a more tolerable version of me.
Also, oldkid needs a new Avatar