Post-Graduate Life Part II
The past five months have been quite interesting and perplexing. Adjusting to post-graduate life is certainly more difficult than I expected. Perhaps it is the fact that my routine of going to school has suddenly ceased, and I am being thrown full force into life in the modern, unflinching world. Or something like that.
I have had no shortage of projects over the past few months. I recently scored another marketing commercial for Wharton Wellness for the University of Pennsylvania. I am continuing to work on developing an original musical with a good friend of mine, it is progressing very well. I have been experimenting with songwriting as well, and have some demos of songs that I have written the music and lyrics for. I am developing an album of original piano compositions. I currently have around eight or nine pieces in my head and/or notated down. Hope to release an album in the first half of 2019, so keep a look out for that!
Outside of music, I organically began writing a short story collection. They are a sort of psychological horror series of stories that are all connected. Don’t want to divulge any details as of yet, but it is an exciting on-going project. My hope is to get them published at some point. I am also working on some music compositions inspired by the stories, and perhaps will release them as a package. Updates to come on this.
And then there is the job hunt (of course). A lot of application, a lot of rejections, a lot of sent resumes, the whole deal. I’m trying to look at the rejections from a positive angle though. Each rejection is leading me to the job that I’m meant to have. Since my eventual goal is to be a full-time music composer for film, television and theatre, I’m looking and applying to positions in the film industry (preferably in the music sphere). I will keep applying to things and I will keep my fingers crossed. To all those in a similar position as me, just continue working and sending out applications, something will fall into place soon enough!
Happy New Year to you all, and thank you for listening!