I walk in to the animation classroom, it's day one.
Everyone is grabbing pencils and a desk. I don't.
I notice that everyone from the summer animation program is here. All with a desk.
I stand there awkwardly watching them as they all start drawing.
The teacher is checking everyone's drawings so far.
He gets to me,
T-"Why haven't you started?"
R-"Well I'm technically not in this class, I-"
T- "If your not in this class get out! I don't need you to waste space!"
Awkwardly I pack up my things and head for the door.
Right before I exit the room I look back, nobody is watching, they are all laughing and celebrating getting in to the program.
I take a breath and leave.
Then I wake up. That was my dream last night.
I didn't get in to the Animation Program this year. I was so confident in it, almost telling people I would be doing that come September. It's hard, to think of other people who took the program with you to be there, and you won't be. Sure I got on the waiting list, but thirteenth on the list doesn't leave much room for miracles.
Life doesn't always turn out how we want it to, but we need to pick ourselves up and fight harder. Who knows why my life is turning out a bit different then I thought. It could work out for the better. There may be an amazing opportunity just waiting around the corner, and all I need to do is take those steps.
So in honor of picking myself up, I have created a new website to showcase my artwork. World, here I come!
It's not finished yet, but it's coming along.
Has anything Disappointing happened to you lately? How will you cope?