May 23, 2011

the homestretch.

As of today, I'm in the final homestretch of graduate school. In exactly two weeks--only two weeks!--I'll officially have my Masters in Creative Writing and Publishing.

There is so much to say about all of it... how thrilled I am, how inspired, how relieved. It's been quite the whirlwind, grad school. It's been tough and wonderful and I've learned more about myself--and, of course, about my writing--than I ever imagined. On the page things are smoother, more solid. And I suppose things are a bit smoother in life, too. (I have to say: I'm forever amazed by all the ways my writing and my day-to-day life tend to intersect. By how naturally, how gracefully, they braid themselves together into something quite like wonderful.)

All this is to say that I'm rather busy--to say the least. I've been doing full time and a half's worth of classes this quarter, so these final weeks have become just a tad, well, overwhelming. I'll be tucked away in the corner of a cafe somewhere for the next little while, but I'll do my best to check in regularly.

Oh, and I'll also be mourning the end of the Oprah show... (Seriously, I'm a wreck.)
So here's to finishing strong--for both me and Chicago's golden girl.

(Photo: Nardell)


Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

what a feeling of a accomplishment you must be feeling! Congratulations :)

Heba said... [Reply to comment]

nice post, as usual :))

sherri lynn said... [Reply to comment]

congratulations! hope you finish strong :)

nicole said... [Reply to comment]

congrats! glad you're almost done!

becky said... [Reply to comment]

First of all---I love love love that picture! So nice. And so summing up my life.

Secondly, CONGRATULATIONS for being so close to getting your Masters! It is something I often dream of doing but frankly, I often feel like I am struggling against the sea of my undergraduate degree enough. One day, one day, one day! Fingers crossed for you!

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

It is just amazing that with all of that you still manage to post every day!

You (and Oprah) (and Obama, and Jordan, and Dr. Pierson) sure are something!

Kristina said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! That's super exciting! I'm sure these next 2 weeks will be...a bit overwhelming but then you are going to feel so relieved!! :)

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@s a m I'm really, really happy Dr. Pierson made your list... hahaha :)

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Yayayay! Congratulations! You're going to do great!

MJ said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats!!! That is truly an accomplishment :)