Thursday, April 1, 2010

Desert Life

I am acknowledging my severe lack of updates.

Yes, I have been away. Graduating, saying bye to the east coast, and moving back to the land of the desert has given me plentiful moments to reflect on the past couple of years. What I have learned from my time at school and living in NYC can never be measured. What I do know is how grateful I am for those experiences. I guess before I headed out east, when I was younger, I thought I would be moving to NYC, ready to unpack my bags (once again), and just try. But things change, and ideas change, priorities change.

Which leads me to where I am at the moment. I knew coming back to Arizona would be two things; both equally different. Exciting and terrifying.

My essay that I wrote more than three years ago to get into Hartt is why I am back in Phoenix. I always stated that I wanted to learn all that I could, gain that experience, and move home to showcase my knowledge. And I plan to do just that. The arts matter to me. I have been lucky to have been immersed in this field and I see the affect it has on people, on the community. I am ready to begin my career in the desert. So I'm starting with my first local internship, Arizona Commission on the Arts. And I'm learning.