So today I have been to a seminar. I didn’t know what a seminar was until I booked to go on one. It’s a fancy name for lots of people having a chat about something. And it was really good…
At least, that’s where the idea started. But I’ve come to realise as I’ve been researching courses that what I really want is the space, structure and peers to practice with. I want to share skills, try things out, attend tons of other people’s workshops and have the time to read up on the theory behind the tools and techniques we use.
So having found the perfect Applied Theatre course, my only stumbling block was that it’s an MA (I think – it’s the one for people with degrees anyway) and I only have a handful of O Levels, a couple of A Levels and a ribbon from Puppy School. How could I ever cope with all the clever stuff??
Well, I’ve sat in on a session now and actually I could! Of course I could! I love what we do and I love learning about it. The students and lecturers are great and I have a fantastic support network around me, including lots of friends with loads of certificates for clever stuff who’ll help me if I get a bit stuck.
What I’ve decided today is that academics aren’t scary and I’m not nearly as thick as I thought I was. It’s amazing when you realise the only person who thought you couldn’t do it was you!