[image description: Bridge over a river with lush green foliage on each side] When you go whitewater rafting on the New River for the first time, you don't know what to expect. Climbing with a crowd of other people into an old yellow bus, you clack helmets and paddles against one another before settling in… Continue reading Sarah Abbott – Introduction (University of Kentucky ’16)
It's probably providence that I waited to the absolute last minute to write this post. I'm constantly doing that when I have writing deadlines, and I guess old habits die hard as they say. I spent a long time trying to figure out the perfect way to write this introduction. What should I highlight? What… Continue reading Jennifer Obi Introduction (Northern Arizona University ’16)
This summer, I go where I belong. I’ve already met so many people in my new cohort who have the same funky loves and ideas and heroes that I do. My professors are some of the coolest people out there. And everyone is so friggin’ nice.
Affordable, flexible and, above all, eager to have me—they wrote regularly and encouraged me in so many wonderful ways—Stony Brook's MFA won out.
I am a woman blessed with default happiness. I wake up every morning happy. I end every day in my bed happy. The only things that interfere with this general state of happiness are temporary, situations and events in my life. I used this knowledge coupled with the fact that time always passes faster when you have something to look forward to to develop a plan. Thought by thought, I threaded together my own lifeline: I would apply to creative writing MFA programs.