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A seat in the classroom

A seat in the classroom

The stars have aligned in such a way that it makes sense for me to go back to grad school to earn a second master’s degree, this time in library science. I will be working full-time while I take classes part-time. I had trouble getting through grad school round one working part-time and taking classes … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine, MFA; or, Now what?

Miss Migraine, MFA; or, Now what?

Earning my master of fine arts in creative writing didn’t go the way I envisioned. I didn’t graduate when I planned, I didn’t take all the classes I wanted to, and I didn’t study with all the professors I’d hoped to. My constant migraines upended many of my plans, but there were other factors: my … Continue reading »

A Few Ways Out of the Dark

As soon as I make it through one week, another week starts. The things I haven’t done pile up, like dog fur dust bunnies in the corners of my kitchen. I want to tell the world to STOP, please just stop for an hour, a day, so I can rest, sleep, watch stupid television and … Continue reading »

Mega Migraine and Its Aftermath

Mega Migraine and Its Aftermath

I’ve decided to call the three weeks of constant, crippling pain that has left me in a state of frazzled bewilderment Mega Migraine. Thank the maker for my migraine specialist and the steroids she gave me–they finally kicked the thing out of my brain and returned my pain levels to “normal” (relatively speaking–at least I … Continue reading »

The trouble with migraines in college part 1

The trouble with migraines in college part 1

Classes at Chatham’s MFA program in Creative Writing started this week, so I’m getting back into the swing of school and also planning for how to deal with my migraines and my coursework at the same time. Thankfully the stories I’m going to share do have an ultimate happy ending (which I’ll share on Friday … Continue reading »