This is the journey of a girl late in her 20’s attempting to get her Master’s degree in English. Step One is accomplished: raise my GPA via community college. Now I am on to the next stage, traveling to England to go to Durham University to take in their Combined Honors BA in English and Philosophy program.
This was my goal when I started this blog in 2014 after being laid off from a coffee shop. Today, in 2018, I live in North Yorkshire, and successfully attained my goal to be a Durham University student, in the aforementioned program.
During my time getting my grades up at the community college in Washington State, I worked as a writing tutor, piloted a mentorship program, obtained the 2014 Award of Excellence in the English Discipline and the 2015 Presidents Award, gave a presentation at the 2015 National Conference of Peer Tutoring in Writing held in Salt Lake City, and graduated with Honors and a PTK member. All during this time, I was working two jobs and trying to maintain my personal writing journey.
Now, as I mentioned before, I’m abroad, trying to navigate student life at a top-ranking university while being an adult. This, for me, has meant finding creative living situations to keep my bills low but my study-time high.
My graduation month is June 2020, and my goal outside my own writing is to work in publishing.