|Thinking about FIDM ...
||[Apr. 8th, 2009|12:18 am]
F I D M
My name is Heather and I am a 23 year old from Michigan. I am almost to the point of graduation from my university here in Michigan, where I'll be graduating with a dual-Bachelor's degree.
The past few years have been a little hard on me emotionally and health-wise, and some of my initial plans post-college plans are just not going to work out because of some of my physical limitations. I wanted to go into musical theatre, but now with my injuries, dancing isn't realistic for me now, if ever again, because i have some limited mobility.
I have always been artistic, I love fashion and clothes and am a certifiable shopaholic, and I have my certificate in graphic design. One of the few things I love as much as performing is fashion. It will be about 18 months before I am able to leave Michigan, so it gives me time to think and process and decide if this is what I really want to do. But I have been advised by my doctors that I might do considerably better if I were to move to a warmer state, and I have really been looking at FIDM over the past few months.
I am interested to know how the transition is -- is there anyone out there (or do you know anyone) who has begun their education their a little later? And how do students moving long distances seem to transition? What is the social life like? (I know that sounds silly, because it's LA, but I come from a pretty close knit, Greek community, so I am wondering if it is easy for people to adjust.)