It seems like every time I turn around, I’m saying the words, “As soon as this project ends I’ll have so much more time to devote to the next thing.”

Then, the next project starts and the door keeps revolving…

Last semester, an enormous chunk of my time was dedicated to researching and writing my senior research and thesis paper, presentation and defense. I thought, “Perfect! Once this is over I’ll have time to focus on designing the set for our next show, ‘A Lie of the Mind.’”

Well, as soon as thesis ended, I spent my break organizing my resume and portfolio, learning lines for my next role as Lorraine in “A Lie of the Mind” and trying to get myself academically ready to take my first math course since high school. All of this occurred at the same time that I thought I’d be able to devote my full attention to the one task of set design.


Basically what I’ve realized (and don’t worry, it’s only taken me four years to come to terms with this) is that there is never going to be a time when there’s literally and absolutely nothing going on. That’s just not realistic. I’m in five new classes this semester while working here at Edge, and we’re always working to keep new and interesting stuff rolling your way as you head down the path to college.

So here’s my goal: stop waiting for the next project to end and learn to better prioritize what’s going on now. All of it.


Check back next time, I’m going to try and keep a photo journal of the upcoming Schuster Show, “Lie of the Mind.”