Dec 19, 2014, 2:58 PM
Post #176 of 178
I am here! Going through horrid cycles of thought that lead to: maybe I shouldn't be doing an MFA after all! And then ultimately, again: no, it is the only thing for me!
Re: [bluesgrass] Choosing an MFA Program (2013 - 2014)
I am, last minute, as always, applying to:
University of New Orleans
University of Central Arkansas
I can't even think about the money right now. I just want to see if I get in. Then I'll worry. (Actually I am worrying all the time...do I really want to move somewhere new? Is it really worth the money? Should I only go based on funding? And thus starts the cycle...) One thing at a time. I really didn't realize that applying is like a whole job unto itself. Sadly, I did this same thing for finishing undergrad, after taking four years off: finally decided I must finish and then made a quick decision, based on timing and money.
In the end, I want to focus my life on writing, and so....
Right now, I'm living in Brooklyn and have a job I like in Manhattan, although it has nothing to do whatsoever with writing. I dream of living in smaller towns (as evinced by my application list) and yet I'm also a bit scared of starting over in a new town (again-- I've moved so many times) and that's why Hunter is on my list, (as well as because I really liked the tone and plain-ness of the website, and Hunter's price.)
Anybody feel me out there!? Nice to relate to others on these board.