As I write this it’s Sunday evening and while all Sundays have that slight downer feeling of the weekend coming to an end, the first Sunday of September is always slightly more significant – it means the start of a new academic year. While I’ve finished the turbulent years of secondary school and sixth form, this year marks the start of my art foundation.
Much like sixth form, my art foundation is a pretty full on course with (generally) 3 days of in house studio work/sessions and 2 days ‘off’. I’m excited to have finally waved goodbye to the history and English essays and be concentrating on textiles and to be learning in what seems to be an awesome innovative environment. There’s so many opportunities to expand, create and develop with the guidance and advice of industry creatives I’d be an idiot not to grasp this year by the horns.
Like the majority of us, I’m mourning the summer break already and moaning constantly about my 7am wake up call and the expectation that I actually have to get through a 10 hour day without a nap (who knew..? haha). Hopefully a few weeks in a normal routine (and not living like a nocturnal creature) will throw me back into working reality and aid me to give everything my best shot (and actually keep my eyes open).
As ever, I’m excited to start this new chapter but I’m also full of nerves, tiredness (I know right, already!) and self-doubt. Hopefully these little quote reminders and a whole bunch of them from my pinterest board will keep the fire in my belly going and push me out my comfort zone. I’ll keep you updated every now and then about how it’s going and how I’m finding it – for now, hopefully you can take a pinch of motivation from this post and sprinkle it onto whatever you want.