It's been just about five or six months since I graduated from New York University with my Master's Degree in Music Composition (with a focus in Screen Scoring). Since then, much of my time has gone towards planning. Lots and lots of planning:
-Organizing and planning many different events (some of which are upcoming) in my role as president of the Millennium Composers Initiative, which has expanded to 37 composers from all around the world as of this year [check out the link above to learn more about each of our members, and consider programming some of their music!]
-Planning a big move with my wife and two cats [we intend not to stay in New York City as of this year]
-Picking up, and constantly searching for, additional part-time work that has helped me to continue to grow and develop the skills that I've learned from college
-Somehow attempting to have a social life in the middle of all of this
Some weeks have been very good. Some weeks, not so much. That's not to say all of it has been bad because that's simply untrue. But with all of this planning and organizing, among continuing to learn how to adjust to a professional working life beyond my time as an academic student, it feels like I've had both a large amount of time to compose and yet little to no time at all! This was more apparent at the very beginning of the year, though, as I've begun to find my way back towards a regular routine more often.