Realising I can defer my completion of The Open University Master of Arts in Creative Writing no later than 2020, I have made the decision not to waste my previously earned credits from my Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities, and will be returning to part time study at the beginning of October.
This is a big deal for me. Back in my undergraduate days it was always my plans to follow up my BA with an MA, then maybe one day go on to complete a creative PhD. Academia was exciting and brought me joy, but somewhere along the way I got caught up in life’s dull game of earning money and having a routine.
Now I’m ready to go back for another bite of the academic apple (I should probably work on my metaphors, right?). I’ll prove to myself once and for all that my years of scribing until sunrise and writing furiously whilst the world burns haven’t been in vain, that this isn’t just a hobby and I’m not living on planet cuckoo, and I am actually a Master of the Arts.
I’m very excited to get back into the scholarly creative writing community, to share work with my peers, critique each other and exchange wisdoms. This is an enticing new chapter in my life, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to channel the many lives I’ve lived in my mere 27 years into something productive and artistic and new.