Tuesday, November 26, 2013

risky business...

So, a few days ago, I graduated with a Masters in Writing from Spalding University. I should be proud. Excited. Patting myself on the back. But now I'm antsy.

I spent the last two years of my life improving my writing. I've worked with fabulous mentors, attended great lectures, and met friends I hope to stay in touch with the rest of my life. I've read a lot of books and written a lot of words. I've learned so much. But now I'm stepping off the metaphorical cliff of being a student and jumping into my future as an author.

And even though that's scary enough, I decided to dive head first and quit my job as a barista that I've worked while earning my masters. Now I'm basically unemployed with student loans kicking in after a few months. I should be freaking out.

But I'm not.

I'm allowing myself a few months to give my writing dreams all I've got. Eventually, I'll rejoin the real world, get a job again, and work my writing time in when I can. For now, I'm going to enjoy the chance to dedicate myself to writing. Hopefully, I can get an agent. Maybe even a book deal. Even if those things don't happen right away, at least I will know that I took a chance.

Carpe diem, eh? :-)


  1. Congratulations! All the best to you while enjoy those few months for you and your dream. And here's to hard work and dedication paying off in the end w/an agent/book deal. *clinks mugs*

  2. Carpe diem! Way to go with your degree. Awesomesauce. Here's wishing you much success your heart desires. And when it doesn't quite pan out, eat cheese and be happy, eh? ;)