Rejoice! I have emerged intact from my first semester of grad school. I’m currently into the thick of my second semester, and despite the now-standard feelings of self-doubt and self-consciousness, I’ve begun making work that seems to be shifting in a steady direction. Some underlying ‘grad-school’ themes that I’ve detected thus far: having the endurance to make work while tolerating feelings of uncertainty (“is this good enough, am I good enough” etc, etc); riding out the swells of mini-disappointments and triumphs; relishing in the moments of genuine satisfaction of making something good before it is exposed to the world!
Make Doubtful and Have Work