As is probably the case for a lot of people, these last couple weeks of my semester have gotten really intense really fast. It’s mostly things I really want to be doing, but this has still majorly been testing my stress-management abilities. Things happening in my life lately:
- Working/filming performances for my internship this weekend. Have some editing and organizing to do now.
- Collaborated on a dance film project with some other interns in-between those rehearsals and performances.
- Tech week for a ballet performance this week. Another dancer recently got injured, so I learned a 7 minute dance last minute, mostly from video. Did it for the first time at dress rehearsal yesterday. Performing next weekend. Erp.
- Tech week/performances for the dance department show the following week. Oh, and Mark Morris came to rehearsal for his piece that we’re staging last week.
“Tight pants don’t make you intelligent.”
- Philosophy paper that needs to happen this week (hello social media and the post-liberal subject).
- Experimental Psych research project that needs to happen in the next couple weeks (hello stereotype-threat, socioeconomic status, and spreadsheets).
- Some finals.
- Still, applying for summer jobs/internships (mostly unsuccessfully). This weekend, this involved me writing sample coverage of a film script, which I previously did not know was a thing (but now I do).
The mottos I came up with for this week (they must be true because they sound good?):
- Life is a series of rejections, with a few key exceptions.
- It’s not about whether you screw up. It’s about how you screw up.