By Michael Hutton
The End of The Beginning
I’ll be honest. I don’t really know how to sign off my time at SCA.
A ‘top tips to life at SCA’ seems a bit cliched. So does a soppy ‘thank you one and all’. So does ‘I’ll miss everyone so much’. That’s not really me.
Truth is, I don’t really get attached to much in life. Experience has taught me not to. Life is too transient to live in memory. I know that’s an incredibly cynical thing to say, but that’s just how I feel.
This is really just the end of the beginning anyway. Leaving SCA is the very beginning of my creative journey.
Nothing in life is ever really complete. Everything can always be improved. There is always someone, something, and somewhere better than what you currently possess.
Sometimes you just have to accept what you have and live on.
That’s not to say I am unhappy with what I have in life. In fact, it’s the total opposite. I’ve never been happier.
I have an amazing family; an amazing girlfriend; amazing friends; new found purpose and potential – and an amazing opportunity to fulfil all my creative dreams.
I feel lucky that Marc let me into SCA. It was touch and go, and took some convincing. I hope I’ve done him proud, and done enough throughout the year to justify my place. I wouldn’t have wanted it to go to waste.
But truthfully, it’s not even about him liking me. It’s not about anyone liking me.
This whole process has been about me liking me.
I came to school not really liking myself, knowing who I was, or what I was about. SCA has changed that.
I have never been more content with life. I know who I am now. I know my mind. I know my personality. I know what I like. I know what I dislike. I can be unequivocal about what I want from life.
School helped me understand and value my biggest fear – failure. It taught me that failing isn’t such a big deal. It taught me that nothing in life is a big deal unless you make it a big deal.
The world keeps on turning, and we all just keep on breathing.
Without SCA, I probably wouldn’t have found out who I truly was. It’s a testament to Marc, all involved with the school, and its unique learning model. A truly unique experience.
£14k to understand life is a fucking bargain if you ask me.