First, I’d like to apologize for taking forever to post something. Thesis was pretty overwhelming, as you might’ve guessed. Last weekend, on December 10th, I presented my thesis at Mount Mary College. I gave a short introduction and read for around ten minutes. I read a few pages from the first chapter and then a few more from chapter four. Over all, the process went smoothly and I didn’t get sick like I thought I would (I get really nervous when talking in front of people). My thesis has been submitted, presented, and approved. Now, I wait for my signatures and then I can have it bound if I want. I will be doing that.

What’s next? Graduation. This Saturday at 11am. My family is coming down for it. I’m excited, but at the same time, I’d like it to just be over with.

I’m still waiting to hear back from the MFA programs I applied to. I’m guessing it’ll be another month or two until I hear back and that’s okay. In the meantime, I’m going to keep looking for a full-time job. Now that school is over, I can apply anywhere instead of keeping my search focused in Wisconsin. I’m going to look more in Boston and in Seattle since I’ll end up in one of those places for my MFA.

It’s been a long journey to get where I am. I’m finally done. It feels like the two years at MMC took forever, but at the same time, it feels like it almost went by too quickly. In any case, I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished and I’m looking forward to the next step, whatever that may be.

And so to all of you who are still reading, thanks for sticking around. I’ll post again very soon.

Happy Writing,

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