I am sitting on my couch with a beer and looking at my homework schedule and trying to figure out where I’m going to fit in MFA applications before the end of December.
I attend Northern Michigan University, which I will never regret choosing over UM or MSU, where I have met a number of wonderful and inspirational professors. So inspirational, in fact, that they have made me love their subjects so much that I’ve had 8 official majors in 3.5 years (Art, Pre-Med, Literature, Computer Science and Math, Education, Biology, Writing). Pathetically, all of them are half finished -.-
The problem is, I’ve only been a writing major (and I’ve only been writing) for a few months, and my ever-encouraging professor wants me to skip the MA in writing and shoot straight for the MFA. Yet, with the “30 pages of your best work in fiction, non-fiction, or poetry” requirement staring me in the face, I am shaking in my boots.
Game plan: Finish my fourth year and get my Writing/Biology degree. Then get my MFA and all the other degrees I want…
Words have mercy on my soul.