It certainly hasn't always been easy. There's a little voice in the back of my head that likes to tell me that things would be so much easier if I would just get a job answering phones in an insurance office. Of course, I'd be bored out of my mind, but at least I'd get a steady paycheck and I wouldn't be trying to split my time between work and school. Last month I finally got my graduate committee members together for a meeting to discuss if I was making enough progress in the program to pass on to the thesis portion of the program, approving me to begin pursuing my MFA thesis show. I was, of course, approved to move on, but that damn voice kept waking me up at night worrying about the meeting. Now I feel that it's easier to keep going knowing that I'm almost done, but I do sometimes worry that there won't be a job for me when I'm done and that it will all be for naught. This, of course, is not true, because, no matter what happens after graduation, I've gained a lot of insight into who I am and I now know that I'm capable of so much more than I sometimes think.
Now? Onward towards thesis! In preparation I will be putting up a show of work at Spark Gallery in Denver in February of next year. I am planning a challenging installation that should echo the type of work that I will show in Hays in 2018.
Hope all of my readers are doing well and that life is treating you kindly.