Just learned on Saturday that I didn’t get into the graduate program I applied to. As such, the plan right now will be to spend at least another year in Chicago starting when my lease is up in Sept. That’s a long ways away, but I would be surprised if any opportunities presented themselves that lured me away from Chicago. I love this city and was torn about even applying to graduate school – I really only did because it would be easier to get funding for setting up the Theatre company I want to start with a graduate degree. Those extra letters don’t mean much, but people with money seem to like them more from what I’ve seen in the business.
Anyways, that option didn’t go through, so I’m going to spend some time over the next week or two evaluating what I can do, specifically in Chicago, to further my goals. This is different from things like working out, my reading list, increasing my fashion sense/wardrobe, etc as those can be done anywhere.
I’m also going to try and block out more of a hard schedule for weekly routines, and a few planned travel times. I’ve really started to see the value in sticking to programs to keep you on track as well as times to relax from things. Those boundaries are something I don’t think I understood 6 or 7 months ago. I know I’d specifically like to get out to Portland or Boston to meet up with old friends; and if I can manage it I’d like to meet a few of you blokes. I operate on a fairly tight budget to get any travel out of it, but I think that after I get through to this fall again I will have more room for that in my budget seeing as I won’t be buying completely new seasonal clothing to suit myself as a man. Once I do that, I think I want to put the money towards travel.
We’ll see. It’s all up in the air. I also want to find a way to produce my own show and do a ton of other things too, or at least get clear steps for working towards those.
So many things to keep moving forward with my hustle.