And this is what I've been doing.
I am part of an orchestra down here in Texas, and it is so much fun! However, it mostly consists of public school students, so there are pluses and minuses. On the plus side is that I can feel more comfortable in my own skin (I know that that makes no sense, but at least I understand what I mean). It is really nice to know that if I make a sour note on my violin, they will laugh at me and most likely forget it 4 minutes later. On the minus is that most of them are very wordly... I have heard some things come out of their mouths that are much less than comfortable, much less proper. All this has made me really, really appreciate the way I've been raised.