Apr 17, 2008, 9:50 AM
Post #639 of 793
Chelbeewrites, I'm also in a similar situation. I work-full time in a pretty stable job with really good benefits. I started it almost 3 years ago, and for awhile, I was frustrated with it. I thought of the MFA as a way to transition to something else for a couple of years. But I've grown to really like my job and feel less overwhelmed by it--I have a lot of responsibility, but it lets me work in my non-writing field (visual arts) and also sort of feeds my writing work, in a way. I realized I was fortunate to have a good job in a shaky economy, and at least for now, I feel like it would be smarter for me to stick with the job.
I am starting a low-res program this summer, and I know I'm going to be exhausted and wiped out a lot. But focusing on my writing over the past couple of years has actually helped me to feel happier with my job and life in general, so this was a good option for me. I hope you're able to figure out what works best for you--maybe think about low-res, and I can't imagine that Mills is the only school in the whole world that would ever accept you!