The plan from the beginning…
When I graduated from FSU, I knew I wanted to go to grad school for theatre studies. Since schools only admit students for the fall semester, I made the decision that I’d get a job (one that I could like enough, but not one I’d love. I didn’t want a job to prevent me from returning to school). I would work for a year or two and then go to school.
Well, I did end up in a job that was okay enough. Although, any interest I might have had in banking or the banking industry left me at least six months ago. I also got an internship at a local theatre, to get some production experience and reconnect with the world of theatre.
In the meantime I researched and applied to several graduate school programs for theatre studies.
Cut to the present.
I put in my two weeks notice at the bank. My last day is August 21st, which couldn’t possibly come any sooner. I’m waiting to find out when my last day of Doubt will be, we got extended one week, with the chance of another week. As of right now, the 23rd is my last day at the theatre, although that could change to the 3oth.
On the 31st of August, my mom and I fly out to Seattle/Ellensburg to apartment hunt/sign a lease. We’ll also take care of some paperwork at the school and explore both Seattle and Ellensburg for the first time. We fly home on the 3rd of September.
I’ll be back in Florida for literally just a weekend, long enough to pack everything near and dear to me, into my car.
Then on September 7th (although it might be the 6th), my dad, Charlie and myself will take off in my little focus and spend the week driving across the country. The only definitive stop that we have planned, as of right now, will be in Nashville to visit the best friend and my second family.
So after a week on the road, dad and I will hopefully arrive in Ellensburg on Friday/Saturday the 11th/12th and spend the next couple days getting furniture and setting up the apartment. I’m not bringing any real furniture, so I’m having to buy all new stuff. IKEA here I come! Actually, I figure if I check out the classifieds, craigslist and IKEA shop, I should be able to get what I need and not break the bank.
Hopefully everything will be set up and I’ll be good to go by 16th, because dad flies home that day and I’m officially on my own!
The theatre MA students are having a bar-b-que on the 21st at one of the faculty’s house. I have an advising meeting on the next Monday or Tuesday. Then classes start Wednesday, September 23rd!
And away we go!