And it begins…
I’ve been a USW student for thee weeks now and I’m still finding it odd. It’s hard not to draw comparisons between USW and Heriot-Watt. Especially when something as simple as booking a room for a five day Writersroom becomes a momentous task. God help me when we need to book studios for casting!
Every HWU student used to think that Heriot-Watt was incredibly slow both in academic and administration processes. Yet now that I find myself studying in an industry that is renowned for it’s fast pace, I find myself constantly needing to be reminded that not everyone works at my speed. Not everyone needs excessive amounts of extracurricular stimulation to get them through one academic year or only sleeps when forced.
The pace isn’t the only thing striking an odd cord, however. For the first time ever, my procrastination tool has become the focus of my daily life and I don’t have to feel guilty about it. I get to plan for the production of Flat 6.66, read absolutely anything on script or psychology or linguistics, search for production jobs and challenge myself to write a 90 minute play…Is this actually my life for the next year? Because it’s feeling pretty amazing and almost dreamlike.
For once, I can be creative and not feel like I’m putting something off. I think that one’s going to stay with me for the rest of my life. And I’m most certainly going to enjoy it.