taking selfies is the favored form of procrastination this semester, it seems
Mary Blair concept art for Walt Disney’s Cinderella (1950)
i just need to look at mary blair art for the next few days.
Well I’m always coming down from the night before where I left you
I’m always coming down, but I’m doing my best to get caught
I’m always coming down from the night before when I met you
To hear what gets you off
I can’t believe that it’s the last week of classes already. I’m 3/4 of the way through grad school, and only 5 months away from graduation. How crazy is that?! I still remember everything about undergrad so clearly, as if it were yesterday.
Regardless, this semester has been the hardest one I’ve ever experienced. Between taking a full course load, my comprehensive exams, TAing, and working part-time? I’ve never worked so hard in my life. But I have to keep reminding myself that I have passed 2 out of the 3 exams that I need in order to get my Master’s so far - it’ll all be worth it (knock on wood)!
Being so close to graduation is freaking me out. What on earth am I supposed to do now?! I feel like college senior who is about to graduate, with no job prospects or any clue what to do next. But there’s even more pressure because I’ll have my Master’s.
Mom and dad keep telling me I have so many options, and that’s a good thing. It really is, but not having a plan is not something I’m used to. I’ve had everything planned out up until graduation. Then it’s like a blank canvas - appropriate metaphor, I guess.
All I know is that I want to see everything, and everywhere. I’m spending the summer in Italy and part of me never wants to come back.
I also want to spend all the time in the world with my family. Not seeing them for four months was really hard - it was the longest time I had spent away from them, other than my time abroad. I’m so happy that my sister is back home, with the cutest little baby in the world.
Thanksgiving was so so good, especially the part where we made and then proceeded to eat an entire tray of weed brownies. Talk about a bonding experience - as Padre said “That’s not an experience we’ll be forgetting anytime soon.”
I can’t wait for Christmas.
Today was a really good day.
I was awarded an assistantship for the spring semester - I’ll be leading my own classes, molding the minds of young undergrads (who are probably older than me). The idea of standing in front of a room of 30 students and lecturing/leading discussion is absolutely terrifying, in the best kind of way.
I also figured out my classes for the spring, which will be my last semester here (knock on wood). When the fuck did that happen!??!
I had meetings with both of my advisors, which went well. Monika told me that I’ve been doing really well, and that she’s happy I stayed in the program. I am, too. She was also really excited about the fact that I’m spending the summer in Italy, and encouraged me to get the department to pay for it. Might as well get UMass to fund my European adventure (round 2, anyway).
Here’s to making serious art history moves!