Did you ever have that nightmare where you haven’t studied and you have a surprise test or a presentation?
That happened to me for reals.
I missed the first two classes due to my enrollment kerfuffle. I missed finding out that I would be presenting a proposal in the second week. I was the third called up. The professor made me do it anyway, making it up on the spot.
I was mortified.
But I did ok. Then, finding out what the assignment actually was I asked to repeat it. I think I gained points for that. The second time went better. This is one of the most important classes about managing our careers as artists and I want to get the most out of it. I didn’t want to skate by, I needed a real critique of my proposal so that I could grow and learn. I really want to do well in this degree. I’m already growing into my role.
I’ve been feeling a little bit disconnected at university the first couple of weeks. It has been strange settling in without orientation and I have felt excited but a little dreamlike about it all. Like it wasn’t real.
That all faded as I got settled into my studio and routine. I know my professors now and smile and chat with them. They can’t believe how I came to study here! Every day I am so excited to start in, even when it involves early mornings. I am already learning so much! I did library inductions and learned about all of the exciting research resources at my fingertips and made the librarians laugh with my sheer excitement. Everyone in the course is lovely.
I have my first hour long critique coming up next week, I’m alternating between being nervous and being really excited to hear what everyone sees in my work. I have several presentations and two essays coming up. nothing major, nothing over 4000 words!
I have paid my first fees installment, I have another coming up soon! If you would like to help I am still accepting donations at my gofundme – http://www.gofund.me/2BaMaster -I also have more works available on eBay.
I want to thank all the incredible people who have helped me get to this point. I love you all! I am so happy to be studying this year, it is a wonderful challenge that will bring my art to the next level!