Portfolio Reviewon April 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm
So. I am about to graduate from college. This is… huge. So huge, I am not even sure that I have words to wrap around it. So- I suppose instead I will focus on something related, but not quite as huge: my portfolio review.
As part of the graduation requirement, I had to have my portfolio reviewed by the head of the department. I’ve spent the past week deliberating over which pieces to include – the majority of which were Starry Knights pages, actually – but when I woke up this morning, I did not have a physical portfolio to put my pieces into. I thought I’d had a portfolio, but found out on Tuesday that the I’d had was too small, and I spent all of Wednesday running around like a crazy person and didn’t have time to go to the store and buy a new portfolio. So- today I woke up at the crack of dawn, and went to the nearest art store as soon as it opened – had researched this information last night, as well as the opening times of the second and third closest art stores, just in case – and went to the store and bought a portfolio. And then went home and put all of my pieces in the portfolio. And that was it.
I had allowed so much time for things to go wrong that when nothing went wrong, I had two hours to kill. It was strange.
I ended up meeting up with a couple friends (who also had their portfolio reviews today) at a bar around the corner from the class building about a half hour for class, wherein we proceeded to, er, ingest some liquid courage in preparation for the review.
And, here’s the thing: my review actually went really, really well, to my pleasant surprise. It’s just- today has been absolutely categorically insane, because nothing has gone wrong. Don’t get me wrong- I am quite happy about that fact. It’s just that I am so used to every little thing going wrong in some unexpected way at every opportunity, that when I work hard and everything goes according to plan and the hard work pays off in exactly the way I expected to, I am completely bewildered.
So anyway. That was today.