I just finished reading Bernie's thread from a while back about returning to storytelling (loved it) and I'm finding myself a bit intrigued. I barely got started telling stories when I started working at NSN and suddenly I was working for storytellers and not actually telling. That and some very disappointing experiences telling in what I thought was the venue I was called to be working in led me to stop telling altogether and then stop having anything to do with storytellers after I left NSN.
I love NSN (though I have many ideas about how it needs to evolve) and I love storytelling and I would like to find myself back in the community, but I find it very intimidating. I don't want to go back to that place where I resent artists and don't want to be one.
Does anyone have any suggestions on ways I might dip my toes back in the pool?