So, I’m in my senior year of uni. I realize that despite my seemingly-effective left brain (I get the top scores in all my math, physics, econ, and statistics classes), I suck at Accounting. And it’s my major. The concepts and general logic is fine, but I can’t memorize all the specific rules (or its inconsistencies) and account names for the life of me.
Moreover, I really enjoy creative writing. Specifically, humor and satire. And…you guys are ENTJs, you don’t really need modesty do you? :mrgreen: Well my enjoyment of the subject translates to being pretty good at it. I’ve gotten my work submitted to national humor publications, I’ve done a highly successful reading in San Francisco with a highly-lauded comedy lit group, and every single person who’s read my stuff wonders why I’m not pursuing writing. And this is just from working on it as one of my side hobbies.
Well, it’s not practical, that’s why I’m not setting my bets on being an author. I might have a talent for it, but even that’s not enough. However, I also enjoy teaching. Lots of stimulation, excellent hours, and lots of exposure potential.
So, I’m applying for my MFA in Creative Writing. With that degree, I’m entitled to teach the subject at a 4 year college. It’s a matter of getting in.
Programs I’m Applying For:
Cornell, Brown, UCSD, Columbia, NYU, and several local safety schools. It’s possible I’m being too ambitious, as my Accounting GPA is only 3.12 (though they supposedly don’t really care about GPAs, so long as it’s over 3.0). Though I did get a good GRE score. It’s all about letters of recommendation as well…
Anyway, that’s my goal…at least for the moment.