Well, I have.
If you've read much of anything I post on here, you know I can boil down quite a few of my favorite things to stories, narrative, adaptations, novels, films, that sort of thing... Last fall, I began really wrestling with what these passions are for and how they might all fit together. Graduate school had been weighing on my mind for some time - but grad school for what exactly? Somehow, I didn't think, "I just really love stories - will you let me back in?" was going to cut it for a personal statement. But, there were times sitting at an office desk when I couldn't help but whisper to myself, "I don't belong here..."
I am very excited to announce that I am returning to school this September. I will be pursuing a Master's in English and Film at Oregon State University and, thanks to their generous funding package, I'll also be teaching English composition.
Thinking about graduate school makes me feel like I'm returning home and that I'm venturing into some wilderness all at the same time. And I'm so excited! Though I try again and again, stories matter more to me than I can articulate. So for the next two years, I'm going to give myself to stories, to the power of a classic novel told in a new way, and to inspiring others why we need to keep reading these narratives.
I am going back to school.