At the ripe old age of 21, I will be graduating with two B.S. degrees in Psychology and Child Learning & Development. Even though I stopped writing so much in college, I rekindled my love for the paper and pen recently, and I never want to go back to those days when I was in a total slump, surrounded by distractions that took me away from my true love. Originally I was going to go to graduate school for a M.A. in some type of counseling, whether it be Marriage and Family, Biblical, or otherwise. However, after a lot of time to think and after consulting people who know me very well, I'm leaning toward working for a few things first before I move forward. It's strange that I'm 21 and will have my first novel published within the year, weeks away from being a college graduate, and I don't have a personal car. So when I'm out of school, that's what I'm going to be focusing on. In my spare time, no worries. I'll keep finding inspiration because there's no such thing as shutting it out forever, and I'll continue my writing journey.
I'm not quite ready to leave college yet. It's such a special place. I've grown so much as a writer and a person here, and while I know that trajectory is bound to consider away from here, it's going to be different without a doubt. I look forward to it, yet it's terrifying simultaneously. For now, I'm editing Facades--as if that's anything new--but this time there's a clear path to publication on the horizon, and I can't wait to share this project that I've worked on for four years and counting.
See you all on the flip side!