My final grades came in today, which means I officially have an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University!
It took me years to finally decide to do it. At first I didn’t think it would be worth it or that I didn’t need to do it. People write books and get them published without any degrees let alone ones specially in Writing, after all. But after a while I realized I needed more structure. I needed other writers around me (even if it was just online). I needed, for a while, to be forced to write. And I’m so incredibly grateful I did it.
Yes, of course it cost a lot of money, because anything college-related is expensive, but it was so worth it. I read some excellent books, gained a better appreciation for short stories, had some amazing professors, met my writing buddy and very dear friend, and, of course, gained so much in terms of writing experience and knowledge. I can honestly say my writing and my books are so much better for it. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
If you’re ever questioning if something like more schooling is worth the time and effort and money, yes. 1000x times, yes. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
I only wish my mom could be here to see me finish, but that’s something I’ll talk about another time.
For now, have a beautiful night. My regularly scheduled post will be coming on Thursday. 😉