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  • Writer's pictureKristina Atkins

So … I’m done

And it’s kind of a weird feeling. For the first time ever in my life, I could be done with school for good.

(I say ‘could’ because I haven’t ruled out the possibility of a PhD. I’m crazy, I know.)

But it’s also an AMAZING feeling. I technically don’t graduate until May, but I have completed everything, all requirements. I’ve even already applied for graduation. Now I can just relax. (Hah! Yeah right. I have books to write and an agent to hunt down find.)

Both my lecture and my thesis reading went well. The Mister even flew out for my reading on Saturday night! And my parents and younger brother drove up. All of the graduates (8 of us) did a fantastic job, and once again I felt so lucky to be included in such a talented group.

And now, a few pictures!

Reading from my thesis

Converse May 2012 Graduates!

(Actually, from this angle you can’t see one of the poetry graduates. She wanted to stand behind us, and somehow managed to disappear. Silly Kathleen.)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am so glad I had this opportunity to get my MFA, and even more grateful for the incomparable instruction I received at Converse College. I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it changed my life.

Life will calm down now and I’m looking forward to that. I’ll be back up to my normal at-least-3-posts-a-week posting schedule this week. And I’ll be able to really read all of your lovely blogs! w00t!

And perhaps the biggest thing is I have a goal to finish the (new) first draft of SPARKS, which actually (finally) has a new title: FRACTURED RADIANCE. I’m aiming to finish it by the end of this month, so I need to get writing. Weee!

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