Yes, I’m finally done! I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University on May 9th, 2008 with the Liberal Arts and Sciences College. Here are some pics of graduation:
Now that I am done, everyone has been asking me what I want to do. My answer to that question is complicated. I am a writer–writers do not get paid salaries to just sit at a desk and write whatever. So for now, I am going to continue working at Michael’s Craft Store; my one year anniversary is June 1, and I have an opportunity to get a promotion, so I’m staying put for now.
I am going to take a year break from school to work on a writing project. If in one year I do not have the bulk of a novel, then I will consider going to grad school; but if in one year I have a good part of a novel done, then I’m going to focus on finding a publisher. For those of you who don’t know, my area of interest is young adult fiction, mainly 6th through 12th grade age category.
I will also be working on designing patterns for my newly opened Etsy Shop. Stayed tuned for more patterns and one-of-a-kind pieces for purchase.


3 thoughts on “Graduation

  1. Congratulations!!!! How exciting! Did you get your diploma already? Or is that just the folder? I had to wait for my actual diploma to come in the mail when I graduated. Good luck on the novel!


  2. No, I didn’t get the diploma…they don’t mail it out until 8-10 weeks after your final grades are posted (which didn’t happen until a week after the ceremony for me). Some people can participate in graduation being short with up to 12 credits, so it wouldn’t be fair to out give diplomas. Too complicated…but I did get the folder.


  3. Congratulations!!!You know, you are doing what sounds exactly like what I would have loved to have done. But I was too scared of the not getting a job thing and the not getting published thing, so I took a safe route with a job at the end. And then, when it was all over …. I didn’t want to do the job! But I’m happier now, I’ve changed direction and am close to getting a job in something I do enjoy and hoping that someday I will get back to my writing.And all that waffle was really meant to say, I think you’re really brave to do what you’re doing and I really hope it works out for you. Good luck!


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