One More Chapter
A twenty two year-old's view on life, death,
and Taylor Swift conspiracy theories
and Taylor Swift conspiracy theories
Tomorrow will mark the day I move back to Umass and begin my Sophomore year of college. To think that an entire year has gone by since starting my Freshman year completely, absolutely and entirely blows my mind. This year has so much in store and after a great year and amazing second semester, I am ready to go back and attack this one full force.
As many of you know if you saw my recent Facebook status, it will not be an easy semester. I am taking 8 classes (27 credits) and on top of that I am the Assistant Director for a television show called "Code of Conduct" and I will be working two jobs. Why are you doing this insanity to yourself? you may ask.
Well honestly I thrive off chaos and crazy schedules. Last semester I had six classes (22 credits) while working on the TV show and with HerCampus and I was downright bored at times.
Not only am I taking some extremely interesting classes, but I feel like after my trip to L.A. my career is actually beginning to stir. I'm in contact with many of the producers, writers, actors and execs that I met in L.A. and I'm attempting to meet up with as many people in the New England area to create a network here as it might be a while until I can get back over to the West Coast.
But to those people I know who always tell me how "lucky" I am or how "perfect" I am being able to juggle my schedule and still seem to calm and unstressed, this is what I would like to say:
These things, like being able to go to L.A. and getting great grades, don't just happen for me. I work hard. Like...REALLLY hard. In the summer I don't get to see my friends. I don't go to the beach on the weekends and sleep in. I work. I work so that I have money so that I can afford to go to L.A. to meet people and further my career. Over this summer I work almost 60 hrs a week at Camp and 20 - 30 at my other job. Most weeks I totaled about 80+ hours a week. And I save my money so that I won't have college debt when I graduate. I make sacrifices so that I am able to handle my school work. Like I don't go out nearly as much as most college kids because I am usually writing papers or working. Last year I went home msot weekends to work at the wedding venue I work at so that I will maintain my higher status and continue to get staffed and receive positive reviews from my higher ups. I am by no means "perfect" and it isn't "luck" at all. I work my ass off to get what I do. And when I want something, I go out there and do what it takes to get it. And that's what I plan to do this semester.
I want to go to France in the Spring. So I am going to go out there and look for scholarships and get everything lined up so that I can do so. I am going to look into getting a work visa so that I can make money and have a cushion for when I come back and am most likely going to live in NY or LA for the summer. In addition I am possibly going to take place in the Cannes Film Festival program with the American Pavilion while I am in France, which will cost a few thousand dollars. (it's actually really exciting and I'll perhaps blog about that later!).
Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that nothing in life comes free and good things come to those who work for them. You can honestly do whatever you want in life. All of you. It just depends on whether or not you are willing to make it happen.
I have faith that you can!
Thank you for reading,
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Don't (Remix ft. Rick Ross) by Ed Sheeran
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I started this blog as a way to challenge myself to write more over the 2014 year, but it has blossomed into so much more than that. I use it to let people in on what's happening in my life, talk about things I find important and to spread the news about amazing people, places and art.