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neon stars

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time filling
« on: Feb 03, 2008, 01:56 am »
Hi guys, Im new! (Ive posted on the intro forum if you're interested)

Anyway, my schedule this year (second year of my degree) means that I have a lot more free time. Halle-fricking-lujah! I can feel my mental health improving as we speak! 

So I was wondering did you guys have any tips of how I could use my time to further educate myself? Books I could read, skills I could practice? (I probably need to work on my knot tying which is abysmal at best..links to websites would be handy). I don't my brain to get too imbedded into holiday mode again when I'm not in classes/on secondment/working on shows.

I'll be talking to my tutor about this soon but thought I'd ask your guys opinion..

Cheers!   :D

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Re: time filling
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2008, 03:59 am »
If you're looking for helpful books, definitely check out this thread: http://smnetwork.org/forum/index.php/topic,1417.0.html.

As for skills, I think there are a lot of things you could learn that aren't required for an SM to know but can be helpful - two that come to mind are simple sewing skills and CPR.

Also, if you don't know how to read music, this could be a great chance to learn.

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Re: time filling
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2008, 05:00 am »
If you're looking for helpful books, definitely check out this thread: newbielink:http://smnetwork.org/forum/index.php/topic,1417.0.html [nonactive].

As for skills, I think there are a lot of things you could learn that aren't required for an SM to know but can be helpful - two that come to mind are simple sewing skills and CPR.

Also, if you don't know how to read music, this could be a great chance to learn.

Thanks a lot for replying zayit :) Fortunately as part of my course, we did our workplace first aid cert's and a intensive Intro to Costume Construction block so I feel pretty set in those areas.

Thanks for the links to the books..I'll check out the library at school tomorrow (first day back for my second year!) and see what they've got..

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Re: time filling
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2008, 06:29 am »
Also check out the various other disciplines you are likely to encounter. Gives you a lot more credibility with the people you are likely to encounter in your day to day dealings.