So..where have I been for the last few weeks? Why finishing my Masters degree of course! And where does that leave me? Well, with two degrees and no experience doing anything except internships and part-time retail work with a bit of travel work on the side. My broadcast production class has jokingly adopted the motto, “Do ya want fries with that?!”
My lovely Masters classmates – at our celebratory BBQ
But hey! It’s not all negative! For the next month I’ll be living in Dublin, working part time in Kay Em and hopefully doing some work experience for the rest of the time. It’ll also give me a chance to rehearse for RENT (more on that later!).
June is a gift. It will give me the time to do stuff that I want to do – rather than stuff I need to do. Like:
1. Get some more driving time in. I have actually convinced my dad to let me drive HIS car. This should be fun.
2. RENT RENT RENT RENT. My old college drama soc are doing a production of Rent that was previously in the Helix – and has now been granted a week’s run in the Olympia! Turns out they needed to fill out the chorus – and I’m giving them a hand! Rent is possibly my favourite musical of all time…so for me – this is a dream come true.
3. Work experience: Radio, TV and post-production work is quite scarce at the moment, so I’ve decided to offer my services on a voluntary basis for the month of June. I just finished a very cool week with Windmill Lane and got to see lots of editing and sound production. I honestly had no idea how much sound work goes into a film, ad or programme after all the filming and picture editing is done. The work these sound designers do is amazing!
4. Get Creative. Now that I won’t be thinking about college or the pressure to find a job NOW – I want to hone my creativity and focus it on something new and different. I have no idea what it is yet…but I definitely hope to be writing more often.
I’m the type of person that actually HATES not knowing what comes next in life. I started looking at college courses when I was 15 for flip’s sake (and actually ended up in the first college I looked at, DCU!). However, I think its a time of uncertainty for most people and it makes me feel better knowing that everyone is in the same boat.
Plus, let’s face the old cliche – Life’s not fair. Maybe we’re not graduating into the best economic situation, but things can only get better! C’mon everyone – positive thoughts now!