I got in to two MFA Writing programs in San Francisco and have spent the day exploring both trying to make my final decision by Friday.
The only decision I have come to is that I can’t make this decision.
As a writer, clearly I will eventually have to make a general list of priorities about what kind of writer I’d like to be. Sadly, I’m 23 and not ready to put myself in a pocket.
I honestly want to write in every genre. I want to go to the funky art school where I can pick up an illustrator and print a book. I want to go to the academic environment that hosts readings and practical publishing panels.
How am I supposed to decide what is best for my career when they both offer such wonderful paths…? When at the end of the day my career is only a product of the work I put into it.
Honestly, I think both programs are perfect for me. They both want me to be the best writer I can be.
How the hell does that help me make a damn decision?