It has been an exciting ride from the moment I decided to apply for low-residency MFA programs in Creative Writing up to this moment-- a relative lull in the process-- in which I can rest in the knowledge that I've set up everything I can so far, including travel to the first residency in August. I have received such encouragement and support from friends, family, and peers, as well as from the two programs (the only two to which I applied) that accepted me for the summer of 2014. It was a difficult decision, but I ultimately decided on my alma mater, knowing that either program would be an amazing opportunity and solid place to grow.
Aside from the standard worries about money, I am not nervous about anything at this point. I know that I will step up to all the challenges brought to me, and I will learn so much in the coming years. I am absolutely sure that I will work my butt off. I only wish the whole thing started sooner.
In August, I will meet with other creative writing students and faculty. I will immerse myself in workshops and other sessions. I will find out who will be my first mentor in the program. I will begin the journey that will bring me so many assignments and accomplishments and experiences along the way, and whose ultimate end in the earning of a Master's of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing will really be a springboard toward so many more beginnings and completions in my writing career.
Here I go!