Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One down, three to go.

What I wore: 30 days. No outfit repeats. Day 7. 

Last night I got amazing news.
I received my first acceptance letter from one of the four grad programs where I applied!
(Well, technically my parents received my letter, as I listed their address on my applications 
and didn't change it out of fear that things would get mixed up 
and I'd never receive communication from any schools.)
I'm SO excited!  
The programs where I applied are pretty competitive so I feared I wouldn't be admitted anywhere. 
That's one of the positives/negatives about creative writing: the test scores, GPA and references don't really matter (they do matter, just not as much as they might for other graduate programs). You're mostly judged on your writing samples, which on one hand is great because that's what you're hoping to build a career on. But on the other hand, it's terrifying for precisely that reason. How can you build a writing career if no one thinks your writing skills are good enough? Scary. 
So I'm beyond thrilled to have made the cut for at least one school!
But now for the downside...
it's a private college, so it's expensive
Expensive enough that if I don't get a big, fat financial aid package, we definitely can't afford it,
especially since an MFA in Creative Writing isn't exactly a guarantee that I'll get a nice paying job, so it's not an area where we want to take on much debt.
But I'm trying not to worry too much about that just yet.
Right now, I'm basking in the glory of my first acceptance letter.

P.S. Yoshi says hi. 


  1. Congrats on your acceptance letter! What an acomplishment.

  2. you're too cute, and look at your pup... adorable!

  3. bask in the glory! worry about all the little details later, as they come:-) hooray for following dreams and rocking some hot red pants! xoxo


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