I've been fussed at in the past for putting all my eggs in one basket, but this time, I'm excited about most of my 15 MFA programs I am applying to. Each one has something I like a lot about it, from funding to location to faculty to program ideology.
And I keep hearing "you'll get in somewhere," and I'm hoping these folks are right. But I also think I might get in somewhere this time, which is quite exciting. I hope that for all the work and application fees, this becomes my time.
And if not, I have a cool gig lined up in Florida with an old friend of mine: government PR. Possibly get towards working on campaigns for people running for office, etc. Not a bad back up, huh?
Johannes has always told me to get a "real world job" and write poetry at the same time. So I'm trying to plan for both: what I want to do (academia) and what I would be happy doing (politics). Exciting, no?
Maybe if I don't get into an MFA program I might consider law school. Can't ever go wrong with law school. It's what I wanted to do when I was 14 anyways.