Fall semester starts tomorrow! I dont know whether to be sick to my stomach or excited. I am a ball of nervous energy right now though. I have film 101 tomorrow and then sculpture and spanish 3 tuesday and thursday. I really need to study my spanish tonight and tomorrow and then on the way to school on tuesday because I didnt study it that much after the beginning of summer. So... I'm mostly freaking out about that class. Film sounds like it is going to be FUNNNNN!!!!!!!
I'm also excited because I've decided that I am not going to go to Veterinary school anymore. I want to so I can have my own clinic and do alllll this stuff to help animals.... but I feel like I could probably still do some of those things without a veterinary license. You dont need a Vet license to open a shelter/adoption center (I dont think)... you just need to be able to have vets handy if the animals need help. Soo I might still follow that dream, but in the mean time I will just help animals in other ways.
But onto the exciting part......... I am really nervous about it and not at all sure if it will pan out the way I hope, but..... I've decided that I want to be a special effects makeup artist. The part that I'm most excited about is sculpting prosthetic appliances, molding things, and learning how to paint them realistically. I've always had a thing for drawing faces and generally draw them more than anything, so jumping into this kind of thing just seems natural.
My Gran really wants me to do something with my art, and I had always planned on it but it was always going to be something on the side (because I felt like I wouldnt be able to enjoy it if it became my career). But I've decided that having a desk job isnt going to make me happy and that I probably wont even have much time for art if I became a veterinarian... plus I'd still have like 8 more years of school and a ton of tests for a license and degree etc... and who knows if I'd pass them the first time.... by that point I'd be in my mid thirties, maybe older and I dont want to just be starting my life when I'm 40. I want to have fun and enjoy my career while I'm still young.
Plus, I've always had the travel bug but never get to go anywhere. Being an sfx makeup artist means traveling to sets on location and doing makeup. That is the most exciting thing ever! I can just imagine having to fly to new zealand or hawaii or some where in europe. I've literally only been to/through 6 states in the U.S. One of which I dont even remember because I was a baby then. Traveling is something I've wanted to do my whole life... just the thought of seeing and experiencing new places and cultures is so exciting! It also means that I might not have to day dream so much, but instead get to experience it first hand ^^