It's amazing. I have dreamed of this moment for so long. I have clear memories of me when I was seventeen years old regretting not going to SCAD Atlanta sooner. I already felt that it was a mistake to go to Georgia State University, but I ignored that feeling and just went along with it. Now, that I'm here doing what I love and going down the path that I have always wanted I have to say that it's pretty stressful, but still the best time of my life. The biggest difference that I have noticed is that everyone here is so nice and willing to help at any given moment. No one is cut throat or a dick for the no reason. However, above all else, I'm amazed at how diverse my department is. Other than myself and about four other people, the rest of the class are international students. One of my good friends in the department is a girl from Russia named Kate, and a boy from Korea named Li. Li is easily one of my favorite people in the department. He's hyper-obsessed with guinea pigs and draws them all the time. Kate is a huge mermaid fan. Then, there is my best friend in the department--Kat. She's a gem among men. She's extremely nice and goes totally out of her way to help me with questions and remind me about deadlines. We met last quarter in Professor Thomas Burns class and clicked ever since. She's new to photoshop and I'm new to traditional art so we have really helped one another out with improving on our weaknesses.
That's perhaps the best thing about the school is the friendly environment and the support we all give one another. This was a total change from the medical department I was in. Humorless, and competitive. With the exception of the entry-level biology classes, everything was so competitive. I wish I had known sooner how amazing art school would have been, I would have an a totally different experience of undergrad. However, a part of me doesn't have any regrets for how anything turned out.
I think I needed to go to Georgia State University and figure myself out. Grow as a person and figure out myself before I entered SCAD. There are so many great memories that I have from that school, even with the depression and the horrid transition, it was still worth it and I suppose looking back on it all I am happy that I had that rough patch of time before I got to experience this happiness. It makes the happy that much more powerful and precious to be able to be where I am, meet the people I have met and do the art that I wanted to do for so long.
Listening to: Nothing
Reading: the words I'm writing?
Watching: The computer screen