Abby Keith is a writer and actor from Franklin, TN. She graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in December 2016 with a BA in Cinema Studies and a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. She was the first student in the Cinema Studies program to graduate from the Chancellor's Honors Program. In addition to writing about film on this blog, she also writes screenplays and acts. Abby has worked as a film counselor for Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts and a production assistant on projects such as Home and Family, Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund, and the feature film Cecil. In addition, she completed her Disney College Program in May 2017, an experience that was truly magical. She currently resides in Seattle, WA, where she works as a barista to pay for her starving artist lifestyle.
School started a week and a half ago. This year, I'm faced with the typical new things, like classes, work load, schedule, and teachers, but I have also (re)joined the choir and the speech team, and we have a new volleyball coach. While I am excited about all of this new stuff, I can't help feeling like a scared little freshman, not knowing what to do at all and diving into whatever I can while screaming bloody murder. The start of school makes everyone feel really scared, agitated, depressed, or all of the above, I think, and I am most certainly no exception. I have been very mopey and angry and screamy and cry-y lately, and I have definitely been taking refuge in God, music, coffee, and exercise now more than anything. While I sit here, once again stressed and not helping myself by procrastinating and writing a blog post, I just wonder if I'm the only one who feels this way about a little thing like school. I'm sure I'm not, because there are billions of people ou