It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. Perhaps you might think I’ve not been disciplined enough, not been writing enough. And, while it may be true that I am not always disciplined, it would be inaccurate to say that I haven’t been writing. I have been writing. A lot. Just not for this blog!
You see, I’ve been working on graduate school applications. I spent all day today touching up my Personal History Statement and Statement of Purpose for U.C. Berkeley‘s Graduate School of Journalism . . . Honestly, I hesitate to tell you that. Berkeley is incredibly competitive; I’ve already applied once and failed to get in. But that was before Asia, before I really knew what I was doing . . . Ha. Does anyone ever really know what they’re doing?
I’m rambling. My point is, I might not get in, but at least I can say I tried. I am also going to apply for creative nonfiction writing programs around the country. Creative nonfiction is what I love to write, anyway.
But, for those of you who don’t know me very well, I thought you might find (part of) my Personal History Statement interesting. It is the most concise statement of have of what has brought me to this point—the point of being the author of a crazy blog called “Shift.”
Here it is:
Continue on Jessica! I love to read your stuff and look forward to daily, weekly, monthly stories. You’re very impressive. T
Keep me posted. Promise. T
Terri! Sorry for my delayed response. Thanks so much for the compliment. All I can say is that I love to write. And, no worries. I’ll let you know. ;)
Thank you. I love writing. I think reading good books is such a help, don’t you? It is so exciting to watch you pursue something you love.
Absolutely. Good books are the best teacher a writer could ever have. That’s why I need to read more!
Thanks again. Your encouragement means a lot.