Jun. 10th, 2013

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It's a little bit amazing and a little bit scary to have goals and life-long daydreams come to fruition.  This year is definitely a year of change for me, and I just got news today which cements plans for the next chapter of my life.

I got accepted to the University of Edinburgh for their MFA programme in Performance Costume.  The degree is mostly design oriented, but offered equal opportunities to focus on theatre, dance, or film... a bit different from most programmes in the US which are All Theatre All The Time.  This means that come September I'll be moving to Scotland for the next two years!  For me this feels like a very natural move, and I'm really looking forward to spending more than a month or two outside the US.  And it'll be way easier to visit Germany from the UK, so joy all around!!!

Also I realize I haven't posted on LJ much (or at all) these last few months.  I guess I've found I prefer using Blogger, and am often too lazy to double post what I have over there.

For those who don't follow my blog, I'm working this summer as a Historical Interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg as a part of the historic trades "First Oval Office" tent project.  So far being on the public side of things instead of behind the scenes has been a lot of fun, and I've discovered that I like interpreting to the public way more than I had anticipated I would.  I'm working with a great group of (crazy) people, and am learning a LOT about military history and supply in the 18th cen.

And what everything boils down to is that I'm so very, very happy that I quit my job at the costume center earlier this year... even though I at that time I had no garauntee of a summer job much less acceptance to grad school.  All I had was the knowledge that I would come back from Germany in a couple months with no money and no idea of what the future might hold.  And it all worked out.  Granted, I certainly had to work for it, but it's really wonderful to know that all my work didn't go into the aether and that sometimes when you throw all the cards in the air they can still land right side up.

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