It’s week four of classes and I feel cautious because everything is.. going great? In every aspect? Especially classmates? I’ve spent the last four years in a university that pits students against one another in an effort to create bell-shaped curves, that until now I’ve been dubious of anyone that approaches me in the classroom for anything. Now, my classes are filled with workshops and feedback and critical thinking and ambition, everything is so refreshing and I feel like i’m actually learning. Every day is astonishing that I’m not dumped to the curb. There’s an unspoken vibe that permeates through every single class that we’re all wanting to be there. Genuinely, you know? Like
- After pulling a late night to finish a piece on Frankenstein, I couldn’t make it to my 8:30am class. When I woke up several hours later, my tutor had e-mailed me at 8:45am to ask if I needed the worksheets for the day to be scanned and to please let her know if I was feeling okay???
- After a workshop today, a girl who is very shy/reserved (I don’t know her name/I am terrible with names/c’mon, Jessica!) came up to me to say that my piece was ‘outside the box’ and that my eyeliner was ‘fresh beyond any game’ and begged me to give her tips??
- I received notes back from a friend who I lent a bundle to after she was sick; she returned them with a wheel of brie and a bottle of cabernet sauvignon?????
I forgot how nice it is to be at an institution that genuinely cares, and to be surrounded by a bunch of people who genuinely care about what they’re learning, genuinely care about ambition and goals, and are genuinely supportive of everyone around them.