“How is your semester going?”
This weekend was Thanksgiving break, a time for those of us with little sanity left to rejuvenate ourselves before charging through the final days of the semester. As important and joyous as those days can be, it’s honestly painful to reflect back to school and answer how the semester is going or even, how you’re doing sometimes.
“Well, we’ve got a whole structure to build by December 10th. Oh, that’s excluding work and other classes. I sleep two to three hours a night, eat maybe once a day, spend a fair amount of time plucking splinters out of myself and filling my lungs with paint and saw dust, I have unidentified cuts and bruises, ibuprofen and the vending machine are my best friends and I’m contemplating how I’m alive.”
This is about the time when my family stares blankly or wonders,
“Why did you sign up to do this?”
I’ll tell you why I do this, why I took Studio V not once, but twice. I’ll tell you why I’d put myself through the physical, mental, and social pains that come along with it.
“Because I love it.”
No matter how stressed or depleted I am, there is not a day that I wake up not ready and willing to do what I am capable of for the builds I’ve been lucky to be a part of. I know the benefits that come from being a part of this and as crazy as it may sound, I’m happy to put the effort, initiative, determination, work and care into the project.
If I wasn’t, trust me, I wouldn’t be here.
It’s the point in the semester where high gear NEEDS to kick in (even though it already should’ve if were being honest here). That means implementing all of the terms Nicole previously defined in her blog and I mention above. It means powering through the pains and holding onto or re-finding what you love about taking this studio.
For the love of Studio V (and my sanity) LET’S GET ‘ER DONE!