The Best Advice I Ever Took: Pursue What You Love, or How Benedict Cumberbatch Saved My Master’s Degree

The Diploma Shot

I’m sure you’re wondering about the title of this post. I will explain I promise. But, it’s a long story that culminates in me holding this beautiful piece of paper that I received in the mail not that long ago. But, that’s how the story ends. I figured now was as good a time as any to make this post. While I technically walked in May, my diploma didn’t come until August…which means I get to celebrate it now according to my university…and I’ve been holding on to this post for a while. Bit nervous to post it. Ok. Now. Let’s start at the beginning.

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Sherlock Is Coming Back!

Over this past summer, while I contemplated whether grad school was the right decision for me to make and tried to figure out what exactly I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I was introduced to the BBC’s Sherlock. It quickly became my absolute favorite show. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something where the characters, cinematography, score and script swept me up the way this show did. It actually reminded me of what I want to do in life. Work on film and television sets. 

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