Where to pick up? The past few months have been, for lack of a better description, intense. I'm in my 6th semester at FIT, and my 2nd at Juilliard, where I study voice in the evening division. I also found my calling in the SCA, where I've been sewing pretty garb and singing pretty music. Well, less of the sewing pretty garb, and more of the ruining $35 a yard silk. I'm working fashion week again next monday, for old time's sake, since I have seven classes this semester and don't know how I'm going to get anything done. Internship? What internship? I probably should start looking for the summer- I'm still freaking out that I won't find a job when I graduate, or worse, I'll be offered a chance of a lifetime, only to discover that I can't live on $22,000. Even in, like, Jersey City. I love my life in Manhattan, but I have no illusions that it's cheap, or even within reason. I'll probably need to make $40,000 right off the bat, or else lose my home. Sigh. I'll be like every other new grad; with a pile of debt and nothing to show for it. The difference is that the transition won't be so great for me; I've already lived on my own in the city, managed (in a very warped sense of the word) a budget, and run the dating gauntlet. I know people here. As long as I stay in the fashion industry, I likely won't be moving to a new city. I have exactly three semesters and a summer to figure it out. Think of all the fabric I can ruin in that time.
Damn, Lolotte, you actually posted something. And quoted me! I'm touched--of course, there's always the possibility that you only did that so I would reply. But you wouldn't do that, would you Lolotte?
I wish I could say something comforting, but really, I have no idea how you're going to survive. Sorry.
In other news, I'm thinking of applying to McGill, what think you? Oh, and I finally finished Emile. Rousseau = very sexist, but otherwise awesome. Am now reading Du Contrat social--Jean-Jacques has just explained why slavery is an illegitimate contract.
Look, in your wide and varied city, for something by Mably; I hear he's teh awesome.
Don't ruin too much of the fabric. That would be a bad idea. Animals say hi.
P.-S. Have you ever gotten the feeling your friends resemble Enlightenment philosophes in any way?
I have been away for awhile. You are applying to Juilliard, though? That truly is awesome news. If my own skill level was slightly higher (and I suppose if FIT left me any time to do so), I'd be tempted to apply to the actual degree program. I'd never get in, but I do love the evening program.
Just wanted to offer general encouragement, and the type of happy, exhuberant behavior that routinely drives my fellow New Yorkers to try to murder me.