It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, and that’s okay. That was needed. Here’s the story.
You know two posts ago, when I said I was writing again and that I was going to start posting on the blog regularly again? And that I had some writing news that I would share when I could?
Here’s that news: I was going to start an MFA program last fall. I’d applied and had gotten in, and my husband and I were discussing it. I was excited to take that step.
And then I learned that my position at the job that I loved was being terminated for budget reasons.
Ughh. Even writing that now makes me so sad, and it was almost six months ago.
Chris and I talked for a long time about my options, and we decided – with much difficulty – that the MFA program would have to wait. He’s in grad school and working (almost) full time; I was going to have to find a new job and wasn’t sure how long that was going to take. It just wasn’t the right time.
So I started the job search and withdrew my application on the same day, and both things broke my heart.
Fast forward six months, though, to present day:
I’ve been at my new job (which I like but don’t LOVE – it’s not a forever-deal) for 4 months now. We adopted two kittens around the first of the year (totally unrelated, but I couldn’t NOT mention it). I’ve continued writing and am feeling SO good about it. And having found some stability once again, I reached out to the MFA program about possibly reapplying.
And friends – time for the GOOD NEWS.
I’ll be starting the MFA in Creative Writing program at Concordia University, St. Paul in May!! We’re doing this thing, kids.
I want to blog again, and the same deal goes that I promised last time – about once a week, reviewing some books and talking about writing, but also highlighting authors that I love and my new program and probably some pictures of my cats, because you’d love that, too, right?
Going back to school is scary and exciting and risky and worth it, I think, and I’m excited to share more with all of you.
I’ll be posting a couple of book reviews soon and maybe a post about what I’ve been writing.
Wish me luck, y’all. I’m doing the same for you.
Oh, and meet Finnegan and Jinora. You’ll be seeing more of them. Promise.