Since my last blog post about grad school, a number of “anniversaries” have come and gone. I’ve been reliving the application process from a year ago. For example:
Dec. 5, 2013
Had new headshots taken to day. It went really well with Gerry Love. Things are coming together. I am trying to get the USD/Old Globe app out stat! Also began the online UCSD. This could happen.
I feel like the Notre Dame kids who are applying for schools are starting to worry about their auditions. I am in the same boat.
I’ve gone to bed with my Riverside every night this week.
There’s kind memories sprinkled in amongst the stress:
Dec. 10, 2013
I have just brewed a strong pot of coffee, I am cancelling walking in the garden with Jen for tomorrow, and I am looking forward to hunkering down tonight to work on applications…Both Cassie and Clare [my sisters] called tonight with well wishes on the application. And Mom stopped by about 10 o’clock with desserts and lunch for tomorrow. God, I love them! I’m not sure they understand why I’m doing this, but I am grateful they’re there for me.
I remember sitting at the desk in my living room writing this:
Dec. 15, 2013
I have been “Man in Chair” quite literally today, as I have been sitting and writing all day today. It was pretty lonely, but I am near the finish line. Now, I will “sit” on my essays and revise them with fresh eyes tomorrow. Thursday I will “sit” for the GRE. Then I will “sit and wait”–hopefully–to get an audition at these schools! We’re real close now.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing all the ups and downs of this rather tumultuous time. Are YOU thinking about a MFA in acting? Go to my Connect page and drop me a comment. I would love to talk to you. You can also follow this blog from that page.