I can officially break the news concerning my grad school plans. I will NOT be attending Tulane University in the Fall.
Apparently, due to the limited placement available for grad students I was not recommended for the program. However, it makes me wonder what kind of students graduate programs are really looking for?
I felt confident my portfolio and supporting materials were strong, but whatever the real reason(s) for not being selected are I suppose it doesn't matter, anyway. I continued to be on the fence about the decision and had been working on a 'Plan B', just in case grad school was no longer an option.
I will take this as a sign that I wasn't meant to continue life in the academic world, that I was meant to continue on my path of being a living/working artist. Two years of an additional career detour may have frustrated me to no end, and the price of having the chance to live and work in New Orleans may have been to high, if it meant having to deal with the pressures and stresses of graduate school.
Anyhow, I'm not ready to reveal 'Plan B' to the masses just yet, but it's exciting to know I no longer have to plan a future around a 'what if'.
For those who have been supportive about my grad school plans and what not, I sincerely thank you. Your support and optimism will be needed in the months to come, as 'Plan B' pushes full steam ahead.
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