The weather promised me snow for today and all I got was cold rain. Not cool! I’m sure I’ll be complaining about the snow soon, but for the time being, I’m anxiously awaiting my first snow experience. I want to build a snowman! I’ve never seen snow falling from the sky, or at least not in my memory.
It’s funny, it’s still hotter than ever in Florida and yet, it doesn’t even seen weird that it’s in the 30s here. It’s like I’ve forgotten all about Florida’s lack of fall/winter.
I can’t believe that six months ago, April, I was in rehearsal for Altar Boyz, waiting to find out if/which grad school I’d be going to and my life completely up in the air.
A year ago, I was about to run a half marathon with my sister, having raised $8500 together for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I knew I needed to think about and apply to graduate school, but I hadn’t started the process. Heck, I’m not even sure if CWU had presented itself as an option.
Now, here I am living over 3000 miles away from all my friends and family, officially a Washington resident, living on my own, and currently adjusting to grad school. How radically different my life has become in just a year! Crazy!
One thing I’ve definitely realized is that graduate school is absolutely, nothing like college. I’m not complaining, I love it. It’s just so much work, so much reading and so much independent learning is required. Whereas college is more about (in my opinion) learning to function as an adult, growing socially, and oh some school — graduate school is about developing yourself and career in your desired field, working in that field, learning and doing lots of research. There’s always work to be done.
I’m very thankful, because I’ve realized that my education at FSU gave me a great background. I’ve taken theatre history classes in Western theatre from Greeks to the present, American theatre, African theatre and performance, Gender, Race and performance and even a play analysis class. Where I lacked production experience from FSU, I made for up it with my AS internship. I was able to witness and be part of the rehearsal process for such a variety of professional productions. I think it’s even better than had I been actively working on productions at FSU, because it was real world theatre with real world problems.
My point to all this? I might have absolutely no social life at the moment, barely enough time to clean my apartment or do laundry and I need to remind myself to go to the movies and the gym every now and again… but I love my life. I’m so happy with where I am and what I’m doing. So while I might complain every now and again, I’m doing what I want!
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Up next… my trip to Seattle: weddings, zombies, Iranian theatre and Uggs!