I posted a blog under Juilliard Admissions about what I've been doing during the first week of my Spring Break. You can read it here.
Final Callback Weekend
This is the second callback weekend I've done work-study for. It comes at the right time during an arc of a school year. For this year my job was to be among the panelists comprised of current students, alumnae and Juilliard Administrative staff to answer questions about life in school. After that, I was also given the job of being one of the "dinner hosts." That is, to accompany all callbackees to the school cafe at the end of the day for dinner, as well as to eat dinner with the callbackees to get to know them and to answer any questions they may have about the final callback weekend or the school in general.
The experience has been enlightening. And a good reminder of why I chose to undertake this journey and this training program. Here's some nuggets I got out of the experience:
- Stay in touch with that "thing" that got you into this school. That "thing" that has been within you and carried you from the beginning. Never lose sight of that. That is what is going to get you all the jobs and all the things you intend to do once you get out of school.
- This time, this opportunity, is a gift.
- Follow the signs.
We just had our first reading of Three Sisters today (March 13). I feel very happy. I don't think I've felt this light in a long time. A part of my brain wants to sabotage it and say, "It is not real. It will not last." And I just want to say to that, "Leave me alone! Let me be." It's so interesting. I wonder what that human instinct is: self-sabotage. Why is it so easy for me to accept loneliness and sadness as every day companions, and then be skeptical about happiness and lightness? As if only loneliness was real and happiness is to be mistrusted?
I don't know. We're expecting a blizzard tomorrow. So I have an unexpected day off!
In the meantime, I am so excited for Spring!
I am a Graduate Drama student at The Juilliard School from Quezon City, Philippines.