I love school. I always have. College and grad school, however, seemed to stifle my creativity in regard to writing. To steal a term from Stephen King’s Duma Key, I think that this month has been an “unbottling” phase for me. I have been writing every time I get the urge and sometimes when I… Continue reading Does College Stifle Academic Creativity?
Tag: Master’s Degree
A Master’s Degree, Stephen King, and the Future of Beej’s Independent Scholarship
Last weekend, my university held commencement, and I was awarded my Master’s degree in English. For the first time in my life, I am finished with school for the foreseeable future. I am sure that I will eventually go back and get my Ph.D. (I am planning on teaching college as a career, after all),… Continue reading A Master’s Degree, Stephen King, and the Future of Beej’s Independent Scholarship
Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all or How I Realized I Can Pay My Bills This Semester
So my classes made this semester. At least as far as I know. I have a job, and that makes me really happy. Yesterday was my 26th birthday, so finding out that I was employed sent me into the next year smiling. I was certainly afraid of having to find a second part-time job to… Continue reading Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all or How I Realized I Can Pay My Bills This Semester