Thesis During A Pandemic

None of us planned to be going into our thesis year during the worst global pandemic ever seen.

I didn’t have a lot of preconceived notions about what thesis would be but I definitely wasn’t thinking it would be anything like this.

Designing and writing a collection of short stories is what my program requires to get my MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts.

So much of this is difficult to do in an online situation, especially when it comes to the design side of things.

I just turned in my thesis manuscript for consideration and while it was an emotional moment, I am so burnt out by doing my thesis year of grad school over Zoom.

We don’t get to have an in person book fair, we don’t get to have a graduation, I’m not going to get to walk on stage and get hooded.

2020 and into 2021 has been a huge let down for so many students who are finishing up school.

I’m trying to look on the bright side.

-I wrote a collection of short pieces of fiction.

-I am going to be graduating in May and I will be (hopefully) coming to the end of my education journey.

-I have been accepted into The Great Oaks Fellowship through Americorps so next year I’ll be exploring a career in teaching through that opportunity.

-I got engaged! My amazing girlfriend proposed to me in February while we were on a mini vacation in Vegas. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her

There are some amazing things that have happened to me in the last year, and while it hasn’t been what I expected or what I wanted, I have accomplished a lot.

Stay tuned for more about my book because it is coming!!