The Minor Struggles

It took me quite some time before I was able to make a real dent in my research article. some of the topics that I am talking about have been a real struggle to start, but usually once I start, and know exactly what my point is, I am on a roll. Everything will come very easily to me, but a lot of the time I will also have trouble figuring out how to phrase what I am trying to say or how to describe something to someone who isn’t involved in the performing arts. I’ve always told myself that this is because I am a dancer. I am used to expressing my thoughts through movement and not words let alone a structured paper.

Most of my time is consumed by my dance classes, but these two projects are what I am concentrating on the most. They are what I am focused on and stressed about more than anything else right now because they are my last and most important projects of college and I want to make sure they are done to the best of my ability. So far the best of my ability makes me question how I am a senior in college at the moment. You would think I would know how to write a research article but it’s been so long since I’ve written one that I can’t seem to remember the basic steps. For instance I don’t always know how much of my opinion I am supposed to put into this paper or if it matters at all. I’m also having a lot of trouble remembering how to do a proper bibliography and how we are supposed to cite our research. These are questions that I will of course ask, but I just find it depressing that I am having this much trouble remembering how to do these tasks that I did repeatedly throughout high school. That’s what I get for taking mostly dance and theater classes.

There are five more days until the first shooting day and my head is everywhere. I’m very excited but of course also nervous. I’ve been working very hard to make sure everything is organized and ready to go but I keep thinking of random things that I want to add or I look at a costume or a piece of choreography and question whether I like it or not, but then I realize that I am over thinking it and all of the rehearsals are over anyway and I will start to calm down a little. By the time I write my next blog post filming days will be over just as long as it doesn’t rain.If anyone would like to see the video and get a notification immediately when it comes out subscribe to me on Youtube. My link is below and you will be notified right when the video is uploaded.

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    That being said, I also want to remind you to come to the office to seek help on the RA once you have good time to focus on it. Let us assist you in checking over your outline, offering advice on the organization, and integrating your quotes and sources. I know it’s a little out of your wheel house, so we are happy to assist. It looked like you were doing great when I took a peek last, but I know you do quality work, so if you need a hand making sure it’s coming together well, count on the IDS folks to help, including me. Looking forward to your stuff so much! 🙂

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