It has been forever since my last post because of a few reasons... and it wasn't because I missed all of you that I was being a recluse :) It was because I was locked out of my account for over a year...
I mean not as bad as forgetting my keys in a running car in the middle of a Canadian Winter... (which I've done) but a close second. Oh ya that and school... but more on that later on.
In June of this year I graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours in Visual Arts / Communication, Media & Film and minored in Computer Science. I am currently paying off a large student loan. That's my current reality.
Looking back over the past four years though really puts ones life into perspective. I was working at a dead-end job in a Call Centre when I just stopped one day and with the help of a coworker, he convinced me to go to University.
Leaving a paying job to live at home and drive into school going into the Arts (for which I had no formal training) and Film (for which Two Geeks Talking / TGT Media semi-prepared me for over the past eight years) was an eye opening experience.
At the time I was 33 years old. At least fifteen years older than my youngest classmates in a program that the very first day had me painting colour wheels and "50 shades of Grey" (literally.. I have the sketchbook still to prove it) starring wide-eyed as my classmates breezed through these lessons like it was nothing and while I took longer than most I started to appreciate art.
See, coming from a computer background and interviewing creative people are at the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to being creative. Sure, to be a System Admin or Programmer there is a sense of order and logic to all problems. Art on the other hand I didn't know what I was getting myself into.
As the semester went on and apparently as I do, I make friends quickly. I engaged profs in conversations at length, picked their brains as if I was interviewing them all with the sense of trying to immerse myself in a world that I feel I've only scratched the surface even to this day.
(part 2 soon)