It’s a new year and once again find myself thinking how this is going to be the year that everything is going to look up for me, particularly in my career. I still am not sure how changing the last number in the date is going magically change my life and yet every January 1st we all become dreamers and believers.
I think more than anything this year, I’m going to just make myself “have a go”. The only time I’ve felt my career move in the right direction, particularly throughout last year, is when I’ve randomly sent an email to a producer or applied for an internship I never thought I’d be interested in or volunteering for some festival or another. It’s those random events and actions that have lead me to more work than anything else.
So, my plan for the first half of 2016 - work as much as possible. Bug people until they tell you to go away, have mad writing sessions, send emails like a crazy person and just turn up to everything I can.
On that note, if you have a project that’s looking for an editor, producer, writer, personal cheerleader - hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org <— See, told you I’m not above begging 😉
The other thing I realised last year was how much I missed learning. I was fortunate enough to do a couple of short courses with AFTRS and the Queensland Writers Centre which gave me the opportunity to reacquaint myself with the idea of learning. Resulting in my plan for the second half of 2016 - dependent on acceptance - I hope to start my Masters degree and once again be back at my old stomping ground, QUT. Masochistic or intelligent choice - time will tell.
Stay tuned for 2016 happenings! ✌️