In June, I graduated college!
Since then, I've been getting questions about life after school, what I learned in college, and more. So, why not have a FAQ about my life right now? Get some popcorn and let's dish!
Q: How is post-college life?
A: It's a million times better than being in school. Freedom feels nice and so does the responsibility. Sometimes, I miss being told exactly what I'm supposed to be doing, but it's nice to be trusted to make my own decisions and have control over my life. Also, not having to drive to Boston every day? Priceless.
Q: What did you take away from going to art school?
A: People will never be satisfied, even if you work hard, so the only person you need to satisfy is yourself. Never let anyone tell you your work isn't "worth" it or "valid". Don't let anyone tell you that you're doing the wrong thing if it feels right to you. Always trust your judgement and do what your heart tells you!
Q: Now that you're done, did you like your experience?
A: Overwhelmingly, that answer is no. I think it would've been different if I had went to a generalized college and studied art rather than an art-based college. I'm thinking about doing a blog post about my experience at MassArt, so if people would be interested in that, let me know!
Q: If you knew what you knew now, would you have gone to school?
A: This is a tough one. I refined my skill and found my own style while I was at school, but I'm not sure if school was 100% necessary for me. While I was there, I didn't learn a lot that I didn't already know. I learned more from my peers than my professors. However, I think I changed a lot after attending college- in a good way. I learned how to talk to my peers, be in charge of my own work, and what not to do while on a job. So, I'm not sure I would've attended MassArt, but I think I would've still gone to college. I don't think a degree is necessary to pursue photography as a profession after I attended college, though.