I did not sleep well on Thursday night, I couldn’t fall asleep until after 2 am and couldn’t seem to stay asleep. I was up around 7 am and in to the studio for 8:30 am to sponge for one of my classmates. We had been told we would get the news of who was selected for the second year of the program at noon, in the form of a letter. It was a bit tense in the studio and had been for several days. It was good to be occupied and focussed. Noon came all too quickly and I had a strong urge to leave without finding out my fate. It’s been difficult to think of my time here at Tamarind ending so soon.
We made our way to our work tables. Marjorie and Rodney said a few words before the envelopes were handed out. Wasn’t sure I read it right but mine contained an apprenticeship offer…
I did it! I was the one selected for the second year of the program and will receive certification as a Tamarind Master Printer. Unbelievable. It could have been any of the eight of us. I’m still a little stunned.
Sorry, but I won’t be coming home for a while….