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.


Fran├žois Luong said...

Hum ... Is working in the video game industry a 'real job'?

Amish Trivedi said...

Totally! I think the whole "real world" thing is a way of making your life seem harder than everyone elses' around you so you feel like you're important. People tell me all the time it must be nice not to be in school and have a job, and yet I hear from people who have jobs that they envy those in school. Everybody has it hard, they just hope they have it harder than everybody else.