I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
So here I sit, the rain is coming down in steady streams and I am on "vacation." This is a vacation from work--(paid, for the next week)--as I have plenty of "school" work to complete in order to end this semester successfully.
*study for Editing
*study for American Gothic (comprehensive! writing-intensive!)
*study for Modern Brit Lit
*revise a B+ 1,800 word paper (because torturing myself is fun)
(poetry writing & fiction workshop is complete)
And the grand new announcement--the crazy realization I am ready to share with the world: I want to continue being a student for as long as possible...id est, I want to go to graduate school!!
I've had this notion in the back of my mind all semester. I first said it aloud to my Fiction Workshop professor during a scheduled conference. She was very receptive and complimentary, offering to do whatever she can to help me.
One Reason for this Epiphany:
*I love school (plain and simple)*
Being on campus over the last two semesters has been an absolute pleasure. I feel alive and complete as soon as I begin interacting with classmates and professors.
My mid-morning Patterson Lobby Crew on Tuesdays & Thursdays...priceless.
Anything involving literature this semester has been fulfilling. Inspiration struck and I am ready to start working on my own "Gothic" genre piece.
I learned the first 14-lines of a poem taught in one class for recitation in another class.
The very idea of being in front of a college classroom--teaching writing or literature or composition makes my brain explode. I LOVE being around creative and intelligent people & they are all over the place!
Memphis? George Mason? Florida? LSU? Alabama?
Oh, the Places I want to Go!
But first there is the business of my BA (English--Creative Writing/Journalism minor)...December 2009 seems to be the month...but then again, I have four days until my first Final Exam...priorities, priorities.