There are only three days left until I leave for Vermont College of Fine Arts, and I feel so behind, despite starting on the to-do list a month ago!
It doesn’t help that I’m house-hunting in Vermont and Virginia during this residency trip east so there’s more to prepare for, but, even so, I’m dismayed that this is the mental state I’ll be bringing to my first residency. Perhaps it’s always like this and I’m not the only one in panic mode, but I feel like everyone else is probably organized and ready. I can only hope it’ll all work itself out once things get under way. I’ll have a little extra time to finish my notes once I’ve arrived in Burlington a day early to house-hunt, thankfully.
Part of the feeling of panic might just be excitement. This is a huge adventure for someone who has been in the doldrums for a while. A whole new world of opportunity and guidance and friendships and, hopefully, fun awaits!