One Semester Down, One More To Go

Obligatory “Last First Day” selfie

I can’t believe that after this semester it’s good bye school forever and hello adulting. What I find interesting is that I’m not that scared about the future. Sure it’s going to be daunting because it’s going to take me a while to get work but I’m not scared. I’m going to continue to look for work while I’m in school, like how I did this semester.

Last semester however did kick my ass. I had to write a 30 page script, produce a lecture series and a horror trailer, and then focus on academics. Granted the first three are also for school too. So let’s break it down.

To start off writing is not one of my strongest suits. Last semester I even had trouble writing a five page script, well that was more so to cut down my original seven to five. Hence why I went to my professor’s office hours almost every time he had them last semester. However, this semester I know I should have gone to my professor’s office hours, but I didn’t. I don’t know why, but I didn’t feel like he would give me the same criticism as the one I had last semester. Anyways, writing that 30-pager was a mission.

30pg mission

I have some high hopes though for this semester. Not just because I’ll be finishing up with school (maybe forver…?) but because I have a lot of things going for me this semester. First off, if you haven’t noticed one of the projects that I was developing fell through. Which wasn’t that surprising to me. But after I realized that it really wasn’t going to go anywhere, I suddenly felt like I was in a rut in terms of my film career. I wasn’t producing anything any time soon and I wasn’t necessarily looking for work. So I was in a rut. That was until I was talking to a friend of mine and we just decided, “You know what f*ck it. Let’s gather up the crew and make something this semester. Doesn’t matter what it is, as long as we shoot something.” That thought gave me the boost I needed to get out of my rut. And soon following that, I was offered the job to work for the University as a Student Assistant for one of the film classes.

Just goes to show you, that if things look bleak now does not mean that they’ll look bleak forever. Just for the time being. So pretty much moral of the story: when life gets you down, get back up and kick some major ass and take names.

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