Thanks for the update!
interesting how things worked out for you-
just wanted to thank you for this thread- I have gotten some great advice from it-
I am shooting less and less digital and more and more film!
I found that by shifting to "editorial stock"- I can avoid some of the deadline pressure of spot news-
and the required high speed output that was necessary to make a deadline.

I am working on a few self -funded documentary projects [in film].
I can take my time and also spend more time on each project and go in depth-on each project.

thanks again- good luck in school-

and hey once you get to school - you may find that with a larger population you can begin again to make
the images you want; and afterwards, the sales too.