Okay, I have to vent again.
I graduated from high school last Sunday
I've started filling out applications for a summer job.
My AP portfolio is in, but I won't be able to see what I got on it until mid June.
I'm all set for A&M with nothing left to take care of but my math placement test and registration
I have mixed feelings about it.
I'm happy to be out of high school, I'm nervous because I wonder if I'll be good enough, I'm sad because I'm leaving friends and family behind, I'm excited because I finally get to start following my dreams, I'm worried because I'm paying for it entirely by myself, I'm more worried because not everyone who goes into animation gets a job in that field, and I'm out of place, because I'm an adult now and I'm not sure I'm ready.
But maybe there's a difference between growing up and leaving who you were behind. Jim Henson, Chuck Jones, Stan Lee, Walt Disney, none of them ever really grew up. They matured and became responsible, but that's not the same thing. Maybe it's more about accepting what comes and facing it then conforming to what others' idea of a boring respectable adult looks like. If that's the case, then I'm okay with that.
P.S. Nobody make a comment about Texas A&M, kay? Their visualization program looks amazing, that's why I'm going. I have had to sit through Aggie jokes from my friends, family, and the families of friends. Don't hate, or I will find you.