I have some big news. I'm going back to school. In June, I'll be heading down to Los Angeles for my first term in the Antioch University low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing.
I've been thinking about this for a while. I finally got the nerve to apply to some programs and was lucky enough to get into Antioch which has an awesome reputation. I'm slightly terrified and really really excited.
I'm not entirely sure what to expect. I don't know what we'll do in our classes or what our homework will be like or exactly how much older than my fellow students I'm going to be. It's a big adventure.
The thing that has surprised me the most is how supportive everyone has been. Well, one of my sisters did sort of pause and say, "but don't you already know how to do that?" But she's been totally on board since then. No one has said I'm too old. No one has said I'm wasting my time. Everyone has been uniformly thrilled for me, even my day job although I think they realize that part of the impetus for this is to be able to quit working for them.
I've waited awhile to go public. I needed to figure out where I was going to go and let people know. It's all official now.
Wish me luck! I'm betting it gives me LOTS more to blog about.