It may be best to begin this blog with where I am right now. I graduated college a year ago with a degree in English. I always thought I’d graduate college, find an entry level job in my field, maybe eventually go to graduate school to further my career, and that would be that. Unfortunately, I hadn’t realized the reality of the job situation in this economy.
Since graduating, I’ve been drifting around, trying to figure out what I want to do next. I’ve taken a few writing classes, done some freelance thesis editing, tutored senior citizens on how to use computers, and taught a couple of creative writing courses at senior communities. I started a local writing workshop and took a shot at launching a literary magazine. But none of these things were leading me to a career, and I had (and still have) no real idea about what I’m going to do.
I do know that I want to be a writer, and that I want to teach others how to write. But I’m not sure that doing those things alone will be enough to make a living. Despite that fear, I’ve decided that the only thing I can really pursue at this point in my life, the only thing I truly care about and want to do, is writing. I’ve decided to apply to graduate school, and I’m waiting to hear back from the Creative Writing MFA programs I applied to. I’m going to keep looking for a job to pay the bills and keep on reading and writing.
That’s basically my life right now in a blog post nutshell. I look forward to writing more about the things I’ve learned this past year since graduating college, and about whatever it is that’s going to happen next.