The Waiting Period
Is there anything worse than waiting when it comes to college applications? You’ve done all you possibly can and now you just have to WAIT. Applying and auditioning are never the scariest parts of this process, it’s the grueling in-between period where you’re stuck in limbo. Your friends who have applied to regular liberal arts colleges may have already gotten their acceptance letters, and you don’t yet know if you have an audition! If there’s one thing I can say, it’s that we all sympathize with you.
It can be easy to drive yourself crazy speculating, especially as it gets closer to when acceptances start coming out. The best thing to do is take a deep breath, because you’re done with your applications!!! After that, try to keep your mind off things for a while. Here’s a few things that helped me when I was in your position:
1. Don’t forget to keep practicing!
I’m sure you’re pretty worn out from doing your pre-screens, but you’re going to get in somewhere, and you want to be ready for that audition! Try to sing your rep every day just to keep it fresh in your muscle memory.
2. Catch up on your Netflix
You’ve probably got a lot of episodes to catch up on that you missed while you were busy with your applications! If you’re not sure where to start, you can always just re-watch Stranger Things or The Office.
3. Send a thank-you to your teacher/coach
You definitely wouldn’t be where you are without them, and they’ve probably put a lot of work into your pre-screens too. Now that you have the time, it’s a good time to thank the people who have gotten you to this point.
4. Reflect on your work
You should be so proud of all you’ve accomplished! Applying to arts schools is a very tedious and lengthy process. The pre-screen alone is stress enough! Take time to recognize all of the hard work you’ve put in :-)
5. Enjoy the holidays!
Once your finals/midterms/final projects/essays for this semester/quarter/trimester are over, chill out and enjoy the holiday season and all of the food and festivities that come with it