What's on My Mind Today: 2011! This year is a special year for me, my 20+ year journey to obtain my bachelor's degree will end May 2011. While this is a mile stone, the decision to continue my education is the most exciting of all. I have decided to combine my love of writing and reading and follow my heart and go for my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The MFA is a terminal degree which means if I chose to stop there, I can teach creative writing and obtain tenure. But, TODAY, I believe I am going to pursue my doctorate in Literary Journalism. A combination of my true loves! I haven't forgotten about library sciences either!
But 2011 also holds many possibilities...I may be chosen to be a Chips Quinn Scholar, which is an honor, but the paid internship with a host newsroom from somewhere in the U. S. is the best. The invaluable experience I will gain will increase my marketability. I am also doing an Independent Study in Magazine writing that could land me published in several reputable magazines increasing my chances to be hired where I want.