Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. ~ E. L. Doctorow

Monday, April 26, 2010

Graduate School

Sitting in the back of my mind is the desire to go back to school. I'm overwhelmed by the choices of schools and the areas of study. I have no idea what I am doing right now. This summer is going to be the time to research. MFA, MA English, Editing. A friend of mine suggested I go to a culinary school.

Perusing university websites has instilled some fear. Am I smart enough? Am I talented enough? From whom will I get recommendation letters? Where will the 10-20 page essays come from? Can I just write my own? Is there someone, rather than a book, who can guide me through this process?

All I know is I do not want to spend the rest of my life teaching at the secondary level. There is more out there and I want to opportunity to get it. Travel, learn, read, write, and cook. I really have to stop over analyzing everything, build confidence, and take what I want!
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