Welcome to Day 21 of this year's A to Z Blog Challenge where --
For the first few months as a student, I wasn't working at a job, which felt both strange and liberating at the same time. However, I'd applied for several part time positions, knowing that my student loans, as well as my fiance's income, would be stretched to the max by my film projects (unlike handing in university papers, when handing in a completed film -- even a short film -- you're looking at many hundreds of dollars later.)
When I got the call from the O'Keefe Centre (now the Sony Centre) to come in for an interview, I couldn't believe what was happening to me. At that time, the O'Keefe was the home theatre for The National Ballet of Canada, and I'd been a passionate devotee of the company since watching several televised performances on CBC when I was growing up in Nova Scotia.
So, not only was I studying at my dream university for my dream degree, but I was working at the very theatre where Mikhail Baryshnikov had made his dash for artistic freedom and the West. I was actually being paid to watch live performances by one of Canada's premiere dance companies.