"I am an individual who is negatively affected mentally when life lacks routine. As one would expect the strike has taken a serious toll on my mental health. Not to mention the uncertainty it's creating for my future. I went into this year with the intention of it preparing myself and my creative portfolio to apply for programs this winter. With deadlines for applications fast approaching I am left feeling unprepared. The year has been put on hold and therefore so has my future. At the beginning of the year I felt so happy and slowly I'm starting to lose hope."