Time to Grow Up

I’m currently in my last semester of my MFA program. The last three semesters seem to have flown by, and I wonder where the hell the time went. My thesis is due to my advisor by March 9. My thesis reading (which counts as my thesis defense) is February 28. Graduation is May 8. And then what? Pretty much since August 2016, I have either been going to school full-time or getting ready to go to school full-time. Now I have to be a grown up and get a real job.

The last time I had a real job, it lasted for 7 and a half days. And then Ethan died.

It’s not rational, but part of me is terrified that something terrible will happen to someone I love more than my own life. Not that higher education is some kind of protective cocoon (although it is to some extent), but it’s familiar, it’s structured, it’s full of people who are supportive and interested in literature and writing and asking questions and hopefully finding answers. And now I have to find a way to support myself and my family in a way that they have been supporting me all this time. And yes, it’s selfish of me to want to hide from that, but that selfishness is rooted in fear. So much fear.

I don’t really know what happens next, or how to proceed. It’s all very overwhelming.

Starting Over All Over Again

Yes, I realize that this is my eleventy-billionth blog, but now that things are starting to get serious with the adulting and writing, I figured I should try AGAIN. Please be patient with me as I try to finagle all the things currently in my life – home/family, MFA thesis, teaching, avoiding responsibilities – the usual things.

My hopes are that this blog will help me to stay motivated with writing once the threat of not graduating is no longer looming above my head. Although, those hopes may be premature, as I’ve not been completely successful in staying motivated, even with the threat.

Anyway, thanks, love you all, don’t forget to put baking powder in your cakes!