Oh . . . hello.
Yes, if this is on your friendslist, you may not remember me. That is because, as the LJ homepage has so helpfully reminded me, I have not posted a new entry in nineteen weeks.
I didn't intend to stop posting for so long. Basically one week I didn't feel like I had anything worth posting, and even though much has happened to me in the last few months I never thought it was worth posting about, despite the number of weeks annoyingly growing larger on the front page. BUT NOW I SHALL END THIS LUNACY!!!
So, I have taken my life in a drastic new direction in the last few months. As to the immediate job front, I actually managed to score a couple of interviews that ended up going nowhere. I did, however, go to one final staffing agency, and I made a good choice of it. I'm now with Professional Staffing Group in Boston, one of the few places that actually is giving people some work. At the start of January, they scored me a temp job (but a long assignment for a temp job!) at Bunker Hill Community College in the financial aid office. So I've worked there for three and a half weeks and this should last me until late March. The job can be awfully tiring sometimes, but it feels good to be making some money, doing something productive and helping people go to college who otherwise wouldn't have been able to.
However, once this temp position ends, I'm going to tell my PGS contact that he can just send me temp or part-time positions, no more full-time. Why? Because if all goes according to plan, I'll be in grad school starting in September.
Yep, last week I finished applying to BU, Emerson and Tufts. I realized that my current plan of "Get a job to save money to pay for grad school so that I can get the actual career that I want as a theatre professor" was not working out well in the current economy. As an undergrad, my professors had encouraged me to go to grad school right away. When I voiced my concerns about money, they told me that with my academic record I would no doubt be awarded some significant merit-based aid in the form of assistantships and grants. At the time, I didn't really believe that I would be so lucky, or that I was really good enough to earn those things. But not being able to get work for a while changed my perspective on that. I DO have some impressive credentials. I graduated from St. As with amazing honors. And to do what I really want in life, I need a Masters and a Doctorate. So I decided to go for it. I took the GREs, got recommendations from my favorite professors, researched schools in the area with graduate programs in theatre, filled out applications, wrote essays and mailed them everything they requested. And now, I am waiting to hear if I have been accepted, and what, if anything, they are offering me. Dear God, please let me get into AT LEAST one of these schools. If my deepest wish came true, then I would be accepted into Emerson with a two-year assistantship, earn my MA in Theatre Education there, and then go to Tufts for my Doctorate in Drama, but I will take whatever is coming to me.
So yeah, big things going on. In miscellaneous notes on my life, I've discovered the joy of reading for pleasure once more, and even better, I remembered that "Oh yeah, you can get books for free from the library!" So the last fews weeks I've been reading a bunch of great books, including "Creating a Role" by Stanislavski to get a head-start on my graduate-level theatre studies. I've also had a good theatrical season so far that promises to continue. For one thing, I am myself currently involved in a project that will go public in a weeks or so, so expect more updates on that later. As to my theatre-going, in the fall theatreKAPOW put on an excellent performance of the works of Edgar Allen Poe, and the Abbey Players' hippie-tastic 60's-set "As You Like It" was everything I could've wanted out of a Shakespeare comedy. Next weekend bring the annual One Acts, two weekends after that I go to Tufts for "Hedda Gabler" (a favorite of mine), the end of March brings the Abbey Players' spring musical which is "Gypsy" this year, and finally in April, as a birthday gift from mom, I shall see "Into the Woods" at the Majestic Theatre, as put on by Emerson College. :)
And finally, as for tonight, I've got an invite to a BITCHIN' PARTY. I am not usually a party person, but I am very excited for this one because 1. It's my beloved Jane's 21st birthday, so it must be celebrated, 2. I will see many underclass friends that I haven't spent time with in a while and 3. IT'S A LADY GAGA-THEMED PARTY. As far as I'm concerned, the drinking isn't even the main event here. IT'S LADY FUCKING GAGA, BITCHES.
I hope that none will mind this long, not lj-cut post, as it is theoretically making up for a long nineteen weeks on no posts. :P